Advance Africa's Compendium for Best Practices on the Web
Advance Africa is pleased to announce that the Best Practices Compen-
dium for Family Planning/Reproductive Health Service Delivery is now
accessible through the internet:
Advance Africa's approach to best practices is an innovative method
of providing technical assistance to managers at the operational
level by identifying and classifying program models according to
their effectiveness and replicability. Users can search the Compen-
dium for appropriate practices to fill their needs. Searches can be
done by topic areas:
* Technical area
* Type of practice
* Target population and
* Impacts on the strategic objective
Search the database by 7 topic areas.
Submit your practices on line. You may add a "best practice" you or
your organization has used.
Find the Compendium through the Advance Africa web site:
or directly at:
This Database Compendium:
* Includes best practices from numerous agencies.
* Serves as an unbiased clearing house for gathering, evaluating and
distributing practices for global family planning programs.
* Reviewed by a panel of experts.
* Provides a means to easily and efficiently collect and disseminate
practices in family planning/ reproductive health through the
internet with a searchable database.
* Identifies multiple practices that fill specific needs and identi-
fies those which have shown proven success.
* Provides a clear distinction between untested, risky interventions
and those backed with experience and evidence - evidence of the
program's success as well as the amount of replication the program
* Continues to be a work-in-progress and currently contains a limited
number of practices. We continually add practices to update the da-
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