Tanzania: The Private Sector's Contributions to Family Planning Market Growth

  • Date Posted: August 12, 2021
  • Authors: SHOPS Plus
  • Organizations: SHOPS Plus
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

The Tanzanian family planning market experienced significant growth from 1991 to 2016, with modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women increasing from 6.6 to 32.0 percent. The private sector played a large role in this market growth. A SHOPS Plus analysis revealed several macro-environmental, sociocultural, policy, and programmatic factors that facilitated the private sector’s contributions to increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate. Understanding these factors can help donors and country governments better consider appropriate private health sector investments and interventions in their family planning programs.