The BALANCED project facilitated field-based activities that included:
- an ecosystem-wide scale-up of a “gold standard” PHE model (IPOPCORM) in the Philippines (using cost–share contributions from PFPI funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund/UNFPA and local government) and documented and disseminated SOTA practices in PHE scaling-up (core funds)
- expansion of existing PHE network and CI initiatives in the Philippines (From fundraising strategy to acquire new monies for health and environment interventions. PHE initiatives were well-balanced and met the USAID requirement that at least 50% of the funding for field initiatives go to health and/or environment activities)
- delivery of smaller field-based PHE interventions in selected East Africa countries that provided learning-by-doing opportunities for practitioners. These practitioners would emerge from the IR2 capacity-building activities to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills. The focus would be on delivering family planning services to communities in biodiversity conservation areas within USAID’s First Tier Intensive Focus countries — particularly Tanzania, Madagascar and others.