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Guidelines | February 1, 2016

Natural Plan Project Handbook

How To Develop and Manage A Couples Strengthening and Couple-Centered Birth Spacing Program in Communities and Health Facilities

This handbook teaches how to propose, start, implement, monitor and manage a couples-focused child-spacing project. It is useful for staff involved in program design, management, technical support, medical services and field implementation. Readers can use the tools as a complete package or pull out components as supplements to their work. Each section has key actions, references, practical examples and links to tools.


  • Introduction

  • Natural Plan Project Development

  • Start-Up Tasks

  • Community-Based Activities 

  • Facility-Based Activities

  • Project Management

  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance 

  • Sustainability 

  • Responding to Requests for Proposals

  • Annex