Population stabilization coupled with greater attention to reproductive and child health is the most challenging task before the state of Uttar Pradesh. State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency (SIFPSA), in this context, has been playing a crucial and significant role to improve the quality and availability of RCH services both as a catalyst and as a funding agency.
Since the start of activities in the year 1994,SIFPSA has come a long way,by developing innovative models,piloting and replicating them and pioneering the involvement of the private sector in family planning in U.P.
Major successful innovations of SIFPSA have been partnerships with private sector including NGOs, dairy cooperatives, Indigenous System of Medicine Practitioners (ISMPs), corporate sector, decentralized planning and implementation of RCH activities through District Action Plans (DAPs). Performance Based Disbursement System (PBDS) is yet another unique approach adopted by SIFPSA. In order to identify the needs,gaps,problem areas and to assess the key indicators of performance, various studies and surveys have been conducted from time to time under the IFPS Project.
SIFPSA today has gained international acclaim for its innovative interventions and has set standards for working in the field of social development and RCH in particular. To allow other individuals and organizations in the development sector to gain from SIFPSA's experiences, it has been documenting its innovative strategies, findings and achievements. Some SIFPSA publications are listed below :