Strengthening Bangladesh’s Family Planning Workforce Through Competency-Based Training

Following decades of progress in Bangladesh, demand for and access to family planning (FP) services have plateaued. Too many FP providers lack the confidence and skills to meet their clients’ needs for providing standard and high-quality family planning services. 

To close this gap; enhance the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of Bangladesh’s FP workforce; and achieve national FP goals, the government of Bangladesh partnered with the USAID Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning project, popularly known as Shukhi Jibon, to introduce competency-based training (CBT). 

CBT is a learn-by-doing training approach that fortifies Bangladesh’s training system by focusing on strengthening the capacity of trainers themselves. Rolled out in four divisions through Shukhi Jibon, CBT now has the potential to build a competent, confident FP workforce countrywide. Read this policy brief to learn more.

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