Stockout rate at service delivery points

 

Definition:

The number of service delivery points (SDPs) that experience a stockout of a specific family planning (FP) tracer product that the SDP is expected to provide, at any point, in a defined period (e.g., the past three, six, or twelve months). Occurrence of stockouts can be calculated for a single product or aggregated for all FP tracer products. It can be disaggregated by country, SDP type, and presence or absence of support under the program in question.

This indicator is calculated as:

(Number of SDPs that were stocked out of a specific FP tracer product, according to the ending balance of the most recent logistics report—or on the day of site visit/Total number of SDPs that reported or were visited in supported countries that offer the FP tracer product) x 100

Data Requirements:

Counts of stockouts of specific FP tracer products at SDPs visited or recorded

It can be disaggregated by country, SDP type, and presence or absence of support under the program in question.

Data Sources:

Program service statistics; survey of retail outlets and service providers; for the private sector, a neutral player that has the experience and reach across the private sector

Purpose:

Access to FP can be hampered by product stockouts or gaps in services (e.g. due to a lack of trained personnel) at retail outlets, clinics, or other places where people access FP. This indicator is useful for measuring impeded access to FP because of gaps in supply of FP products.

References:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Supply Chain Program. (2018). USAID global health supply chain program procurement and supply management IDIQ project monitoring and evaluation plan. Washington, DC, USA: Chemonics International Inc. Retrieved from https://www.ghsupplychain.org/sites/default/files/2018-02/2018_02_03%20MandE%20Plan.pdf

Meekers, D., Haynes, S. C., & Kampa, K. (2016). Handbook for research on the family planning market, volume 2: Tool and resources for an in-depth analysis of the family planning market. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-16-131b