Accelerating Private Sector Engagement: Corporate Engagement
Since 2015, the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project has sought to harness the full potential of the private sector to improve health outcomes, including by working with corporate actors on family planning and reproductive health (FP/ RH) programming. The project has engaged corporates in the health industry and in other industries. This learning brief will share lessons learned and practical tips from SHOPS Plus’s experience engaging non-health corporates in particular. Although there are ample opportunities to engage corporates of all sizes, the brief will focus on the project’s partnerships with multinational corporations (MNCs), with the aim of helping implementers leverage MNCs’ brand recognition and geographic reach to strengthen the reach and impact of FP/RH programming.