Despite high levels of effectiveness and acceptability of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), LARCs still account for only a small percentage of the method mix in many sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries.
In 2015, the FPwatch Project conducted nationally representative surveys in Nigeria and regionally representative surveys in Ethiopia, and the DRC using a census approach. In selected areas, every public and private sector outlet (e.g. facilities, points of sale) with the potential to sell or distribute modern contraceptives was approached. In outlets with modern contraceptives, data collectors conducted product audits and provider interviews to ask about distribution, price, and services.