The Improving Contraceptive Method Mix (ICMM) Project began in Indonesia in October 2012. Funded by USAID and AusAID, this four-year project is investigating the impact of applying targeted advocacy and knowledge management (KM) activities to improve the contraceptive method mix in two Indonesian provinces: East Java and Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB). District-level working groups, working closely with project staff, will develop an advocacy plan to government and NGO leaders for increasing the priority of family planning (FP) – specifically long-acting and permanent methods (LAPMs) - at the district level.
The three major components of the ICMM project are: 1) Collecting evidence about the use of FP in the two study districts; 2) Advocating for the availability and use of quality FP services – particularly LAPMs – in resource-poor areas; and 3) Local capacity building for KM.
ICMM brings together the experience and program strengths of local Indonesian organizations, using Advance Family Planning-Indonesia’s (AFP-I) methodology, and enhanced by the KM expertise and tools of the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. ICMM will be implemented under K4Health through CCP's Indonesia office, drawing upon the technical skills of ICMM partners: The Center for Health Research/University of Indonesia and the Cipta Cara Padu Foundation. ICMM staff will also work closely with the Directorate of Maternal Health from Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) to implement the activities. K4Health’s experience and lessons learned from other diverse settings will greatly inform this innovative and collaborative project that will use KM approaches to translate evidence into action.