FP2020 Partnership in Action 2012-2013

13 November 2013 | ADDIS ABABA

13 November 2013 ¦ Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) launched its first progress report Partnership in Action at the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa. The report details successes and progress made since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, highlighting commitments, accountability, innovation, collaboration and ways to measure FP2020’s progress moving forward.

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. 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.

Over the past year, one-quarter of FP2020 commitment-making countries have launched detailed, costed national family planning strategies (Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, and Zambia). One-third of commitment-making countries have increased their national budget allocations for family planning services or supplies (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania, Uganda). Half of commitment-making countries have held national family planning conferences.

FP2020 drives have also increased donor commitments and disbursements for family planning with analysis showing that both disbursements and new and additional funds have increased substantially. The report also shows how partnership and innovation expand access to 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.

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