The Strategic Plan of the Population Foundation of India (PFI) has emerged from an extensive participatory process, and is based on research and situational analysis. A series of in-house consultations were held in April-May 2013, to conduct the situational, stakeholder and SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity & Threat) analysis to identify gaps, learnings and future priorities. A workshop facilitated by Srilatha Batliwala (well-known social activist, advocate of women’s rights and expert in gender-based monitoring and evaluation) was held over two days in June 2013 to reflect, review and revise PFI’s vision, mission and goals as well as identify key thematic areas, strategic priorities, critical strategies and the way forward. PFI further worked on developing the theory of change that suggests the pathways for accomplishing the goals of the Strategic Plan and drew up an M&E plan for evaluating its success.
The five-year Strategic Plan (2016-20) provides an overarching framework articulating the vision, mision, goal and strategic direction for the Foundation. It is designed to guide PFI in the optimal application of its technical, human and financial resources to support efforts towards advancing its objectives in the next five years. Providing a blueprint for action, the Plan lays down PFI’s strategic priorities, key strategies and activities in order to achieve its objectives. The organisation’s projects are linked to the Strategic Plan through areas of priority and staff roles, which have been identified through the RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed) exercise.
To reach its objectives and achieve overall impact, PFI uses six key strategies:
It is envisioned that these six pillars of PFI’s Strategic Plan will create the right conditions and support structures for generating knowledge and evidences to inform advocacy, improve the policy environment, mobilise resources, build capacities and promote transparency and accountability in health governance to help accomplish the changes that PFI is committed to making.