CM4FP SUMMARY, GIS METHODOLOGY AND TIME AND DISTANCE MEASUREMENT METHODS
The Consumer’s Market for Family Planning (CM4FP) project is a multi-round longitudinal family planning (FP) outlet census with an accompanying repeated cross-sectional household survey. The study aims to test the feasibility and utility of a range of novel and modified approaches to understanding the supply and the demand side of the FP market in three countries: Nigeria, Uganda, and Kenya. CM4FP collected data on a quarterly basis from four sites in each country, between 2019 and 2020. The study primarily focused on urban areas, to better understand the FP market, particularly the private sector, in these zones. The CM4FP project has published calculated physical access metrics which support a wide array of analytic use cases and provide an opportunity to explore precise distance and time measures that link household respondents to highly detailed family planning supply data while protecting household respondent identity. This brief describes the varieties of spatial data collected by CM4FP, the disclosure risk associated with each one, and the steps the project has taken to maximize the analytic utility of the data while fulfilling necessary ethical obligations.