EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
 

OUR GOAL IS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVES TO AN ADDITIONAL
120 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE WORLD’S POOREST COUNTRIES BY 2020

 

At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, the leaders of 150 countries, international agen­cies, civil society organizations, foundations, the research and development community, and the private sector endorsed the goal of expanding access to family planning information, services, and supplies to an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) carries forward this momentum. Since its launch, more than 25,000 individuals and organizations have expressed interest in joining FP2020, and the constellation of stakeholders who are vested in improving women’s and girls’ lives continues to grow.

One-quarter of FP2020 commitment-making countries have launched detailed, costed national fam­ily planning plans. One-third of commitment-making countries have increased their national budget allocations for family planning services or supplies. Half of com­mitment-making countries have held national family planning conferences to emphasize high-level political support and to accelerate progress on family planning strategies.

Preliminary data on international donor expenditures indicate an increased level of disbursements on family planning programs. Concrete examples of progress on the local, national, and regional levels are detailed throughout this report.

A rigorous measurement and evalu­ation agenda has been established as a means of guiding progress in delivering on the promise set forth in London. Over the past year, FP2020 initiated a number of activities to establish the systems and infra­structure necessary to monitor the impact of family planning programs and to strengthen accountability for implementing financial, policy, and programming commitments. This undertaking included the selection of core indicators, collating corre­sponding baseline data, improving the way in which family planning expenditures are tracked, and launching electronic data collection in select countries.

Importantly, FP2020 also laid the groundwork to develop a transfor­mative framework to measure and report on the autonomy, equity, and human rights–based dimensions of family planning programs.

Countries have made progress in addressing supply and demand barriers to accessing family planning.

This report describes significant actions taken in the past year, including price reduction agree­ments, innovations in contraceptive technology, improvements in ser­vice delivery and commodities distribution models, and outreach to vulnerable and marginalized groups, in the global effort to con­tinue to expand access and choice for millions of women and girls.

The progress documented in this report demonstrates that we are moving forward—program by program, clinic by clinic, and com­munity by community—toward a future in which all women, no matter what their circumstances, will have the information, services, and supplies they need to decide freely and for themselves whether, when, and how many children they want to have. 
 

FAMILY PLANNING 2020

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have. FP2020 works with governments, civil society, multi-lateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.


PARTNERSHIP IN ACTION

As FP2020's first progress report, Partnership in Action details successes and progress made since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, highlighting commitments, accountability, innovation, collaboration and ways to measure FP2020 progress moving forward.  

We encourage you to participate in the conversation and share FP2020 success stories online using the hashtag #FP2020Progress.