Strategic Interventions of PPD

Six Strategic Interventions of PPD are as follows:

1: Evidence-based policy advocacy for stronger political commitment to achieve ICPD and SDGs.

Policy innovations have mostly originated from the South. Southern solutions often prove to be more context-specific and applicable to other developing countries. Over two decades of sustained high-level advocacy and networking has enabled PPD to develop and cultivate cordial and professional relationships with government departments, non-government organizations, civil-societies, academic institutions and donor agencies. SSC possesses the potential of building bridges and creating the environment through which agreements between developing countries can be formalized. PPD can act as convener of policy dialogues, preventing countries from falling back on their previous development commitments and reducing sensitiveness around the ICPD and SDGs issues. SSC will create opportunities for policy dialogues to renew and fulfill commitments to the ICPD and SDGs.

2: Institutionalize the International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South South Cooperation in Population and Development.

PPD has created a new partnership mechanism with its member countries and UNFPA and hosted 16 consecutive International Inter-Ministerial Conferences on SSC for Population and Development which have resulted into SSC outcome documents and served as useful guidelines for participating countries in addressing country context specific reproductive health, family planning and emerging issues in population and development. This has become a unique platform for policy dialogues, experience sharing, bi-lateral meetings, peer review, exchange of knowledge, and showcasing the best practices.

3: Knowledge management, experience sharing and pilot initiatives 

Knowledge management that improves programs through data analysis and timely delivery of high quality knowledge product. PPD will act as a leading organization for SSC and facilitate bi-lateral exchanges between countries in areas of common interest and best solutions for the implementation of the ICPD and the SDGs.

4: Capacity building and technical cooperation

Capacity and skills building is the most common initiative of SSC, pursued through technical cooperation, learning exchange and training projects. Governments of emerging economies and development agencies assist in the development of skills and capacity of professionals of low-income countries with programme and technical assistance. PPD will foster an understanding of the benefits of SSC and capitalize on capacity building, knowledge exchange and technical cooperation, especially at the country level.

5: Creation of SSC Center of Excellence.

Developing countries collaborate to establish Centers of Excellence on SSC for Population and Development. China has established a Center of Excellence in SSC for Population and Development (China CPDRC) in 2017, and Tunisia, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico have developed Centers of Excellence in SSC for Population and Development since 1994. These centers have been engaged in facilitating and increasing exchange programmes for capacity building and networking of academic institutions among the developing countries. These institutions also engaged in documenting and sharing knowledge and experiences among southern countries.

6: Improve strategic partnerships and resource mobilization.

SSC is an instrument for broadening the range and scope of contributions, and to leverage their effect through a new impact-oriented way of doing programming, mobilizing additional resources — financial and human, and implementing innovative models such as co-investment schemes with the private sector. Putting in place innovative funding possibilities is critical, especially in cases where partner countries, despite technical expertise, have a low ability to finance activities. The implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-24 requires many effective partnerships and relationships.

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