What We do
We engage strategically with policymakers, influencers and the media by providing compelling evidence on population issues to inform and inspire decision making. Through our work, we strive to shift the family planning and population discourse from being target-oriented, to gender-sensitive and rights-based.
Accountability is at the core of Population Foundation of India’s work on community action to ensure efficiency and accountability in public health systems. Population Foundation of India hosts the Secretariat of the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) since 2005, a committee constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to provide guidance on community processes, particularly related to accountability.
Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) is used as an approach across our programmes, recognising that social norms drive individual behaviour and actions. Population Foundation of India uses the power of entertainment through television serials, Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and chatbots, reaching out to women, men and young people to inform and empower them.
Over the last 50 years, Population Foundation of India has partnered with policy makers, donors, NGOs and communities to deliver for health and community wellbeing.
From a Youth Champion to a policewoman: The story of Annu Kumari
No More Sterilisation Camps: On-ground advocacy led the way to a landmark Supreme Court judgement.
Where Men Sing for Women: In Chhatarpur speaking up about family planning
Fighting Against Child Marriages: Girls ‘gherao’ wedding venue and stop child marriages in Bihar’s villages
Annual Report 2021-2022
“Given the development sector’s rapidly changing landscape, we continue to reinvent ourselves, while remaining true to our core goals. In line with its mandate, Population Foundation of India continued to engage with key stakeholders to promote a rights-based approach to family planning and sexual and reproductive health. We facilitated and amplified discussions to keep investments in adolescent health and well-being high on the public health agenda.”