What Is a Costed Implementation Plan (CIP)?

A Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) is a multi-year actionable roadmap designed to help governments achieve their family planning goals—goals that when achieved will save millions of lives and improve the health and wellbeing of women, families and communities. CIPs are a critical tool in transforming ambitious family planning commitments—such as those made through Family Planning 2030 and the Ouagadougou Partnership—into concrete programs and policies.


What Is the CIP Kit?

The CIP Resource Kit features tools for developing and executing a robust, actionable, rights-based  and resourced family planning strategy. Specifically, the kit includes resources and tools necessary for program planners, ministry representatives and technical assistance providers to go through the 10-step CIP process. The CIP Resource Kit provides best-practice guidance based on over a decade of the hands-on experience of governments, donors and technical assistance providers in creating and implementing CIPs. In 2022, the CIP Resource Kit was refreshed as a part of a continuous learning and revision process. The CIP Resource Kit contains:

  • 5 crosscutting tools and resources that are applicable across all 10 steps
  • 14 tools and resources organized around the 10 steps to plan for, develop, and execute a CIP
  • A library of additional resources that can be referenced or used throughout the process

Download a factsheet on the CIP Resource Kit here.


10 Steps: Building a CIP

The 10-Step Process for CIP Planning, Development and Execution tool provides an overview of the complete CIP process, including details on each of the 10 steps and sub-steps, and illustrates how and when specific tools and approaches can be applied. Even users who intend to focus on a specific phase of the CIP process will benefit from reviewing this foundational document.


CIP Resource Kit at a Glance


Explore each of the 10 steps and associated tools, along with crosscutting resources below.

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The following partners led the development of new tools for the Resource Kit:

Health Policy ProjectThe Health Policy Project (HPP) worked to strengthen evidence-based policy, advocacy, governance and finance to shape health services, systems and budgets in developing countries. HPP identified gaps in existing policy, generated evidence and built the capacity of governments, civil society and other local organizations to advocate for and implement strategic, equitable and sustainable health programming. By working with in-country partners, HPP promoted sustained commitment to and country ownership of policy responses—from policy formulation to implementation and monitoring—in  HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) and maternal and child health.

Health Policy Plus: Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). HP+ is implemented by Palladium, in collaboration with Avenir Health, Futures Group Global Outreach, Plan International USA, Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, ThinkWell, and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

K4HealthThe Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project was the flagship health knowledge management project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health. K4Health was implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs (CCP), FHI 360, IntraHealth International and Management Sciences for Health, in collaboration with a host of other partners around the world.

Knowledge SUCCESS: Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Knowledge SUCCESS is supported by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Amref Health Africa, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Busara), and FHI 360. 



The Resource Kit includes tools developed by the following:



The following organizations also contributed their expertise and experiences to inform the CIP Resource Kit: