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The USAID | Health Policy Initiative project is over. The current policy-focused USAID project is Health Policy Plus (HP+).

Rapid

Concerted, evidence-based advocacy is needed to renew commitment to and increase resources for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs. The RAPID Model is a computer-based tool that stakeholders can use to demonstrate the effect of rapid population growth on different sectors and the benefits of family planning. RAPID combines demographic and other data to assess the impact of high and declining fertility scenarios on health, education, the economy, the environment, and other sectors. RAPID is easily tailored to specific countries and indicators of interest.

Presentations and booklets based on the RAPID analyses present complex information in a user-friendly way to encourage policy dialogue with diverse audiences, such as senior government decisionmakers, religious leaders, and district program planners. In many countries, advocacy using RAPID has led to policy and programmatic change. Learn more about the RAPID Model.
 

Recent Country Applications

The list below provides links to the RAPID materials from country applications published in 2010. The full list of RAPID publications and presentations is available here.
 
Ethiopia RAPID Cover  Ethiopia
            Booklet
            Presentation
 
 
India RAPID Cover  India
            Booklet (links to English and Hindi versions)
            Brief (links to English and Hindi versions)
        
 
Jordan RAPID Cover  Jordan
            Brief (English)
            Brief (Arabic)
            Presentation (National, English)
            Presentation (National, Arabic)
            Presentation (Irbid)
 
 
Kenya RAPID Cover  Kenya
            Booklet
            Brief
            Presentation
 
 
Malawi RAPID Cover  Malawi
            Booklet
            Brief (links to English and Chichewa versions)
 
 
Uganda RAPID Cover  Uganda
            Brief
            Presentation
            Project Summary
 
 
Zambia RAPID cover  Zambia
            Booklet
            Brief
            Presentation