Advocacy & Civil Society Organization (CSO) Engagement

Building Sustainable Relationships between Civil Society, Donors and Governments

About Advocacy & CSO Engagement

Global Advocacy

FP2020 collaborates with partners to set the global family planning advocacy agenda and supports promotion of evidence and best practices among global advocates. Through strong collaboration with partners such as Advanced Family Planning, The Advocacy Collaborative, and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, FP2020 advances the alignment of advocacy efforts among global CSOs to respond to chronic and time-sensitive family planning issues effectively. 

Country-level CSO Engagement

FP2020 is driving country progress through mobilizing key stakeholders and advocating for civil society’s priorities during meetings and planning discussions. FP2020 CSO focal points aim to facilitate transparent flow of information between focal points and civil society organizations on issues that impede progress on commitments, such as funding gaps, limited contraceptive choice, and poor-quality service provision. Through the CSO focal points, FP2020 strengthens country level Family Planning CSO coalitions and ensures a well-coordinated partnership that effectively engages with the CSOs.

Country-level Advocacy for Resource Mobilization and Policy Change

The FP2020 partnership prioritizes country-level advocacy through supporting advocates, including youth advocates, to identify and prioritize advocacy opportunities to accelerate progress toward FP2020 country commitments. FP2020 works closely with data expert partners, such as Track20, to ensure that CSO-led advocacy efforts are actionable, targeted, and supported by relevant and recent data.

Technical Capacity

FP2020 connects CSOs with technical experts, mobilizes implementing partners, and identifies opportunities for cross-learning and strengthening FP programs. In addition, FP2020 facilitates partner consultations and knowledge exchange on promotion and implementation of High Impact Practices (HIPs), Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP), Rights-Based Family Planning, and the use of data for effective advocacy.

Monitoring and Accountability

CSO-led accountability efforts play a significant role in meeting FP2020 commitments and helping countries achieve their FP2020 goals. FP2020 enhances the role of CSOs in monitoring and accountability of FP2020 commitments. Through partner consultations and collaboration, FP2020 is broadening the understanding of collaborative accountability, promoting scale-up of best practices, strengthening capacity of local CSOs to implement effective accountability efforts, and ensuring that recent and reliable country-specific FP data is accessible to local advocates.


FP2020 Civil Society Plays a Critical Role in Accelerating Progress Towards FP20...
FP2020 Les Membres de la Société Civile Engagés auprés du FP2020 Permettent d’At...
P2020: Making the Numbers Work for Advocates


Discover tools and information on advocacy, accountability and strong coalitions.


AFP Advocacy Portfolio: Develop a Strategy
AFP Advocacy Portfolio: Implement a Plan
AFP Advocacy Portfolio: Capture Results
Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit (K4Health)
Policy Communication Toolkit (PACE)
Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get the Story - And Get It Right (PACE)
Mobilising Communities on Young People's Health and Rights: An Advocacy Too...
Using Evidence to Advocate (K4Health)
Advocacy Pack for Subcutaneous DMPA

Civil Society & Faith-based Engagement

GFF Civil Society Workshop Summary (Oslo, 2018)
Civil Society Involvement in Family Planning: A Review of Global Programming and...
Networking and Coalition Building for Health Advocacy: Advancing Country Ownersh...
Family Planning Advocacy Through Religious Leaders: A Guide for Faith Communitie...
Faithful Voices Christian leaders’ advocacy guide on population and family plann...
Faith-Based Organizations as Partners in Family Planning: Working Together to Im...


Social Accountability: What are the Lessons for Improving Family Planning and Re...
Lessons on Family Planning Accountability Programming Action 2020 Programme, 201...
Social Accountability: a primer for civil society organizations working in famil...
Accelerating Progress in Family Planning: Options for Strengthening Civil Societ...
The Motion Tracker Monitoring Local Action to Hold Governments Accountable for G...

Resource Mobilization/Budget Advocacy

Health Budget Advocacy: A Guide for Civil Society in Malawi
Influencing Government Health Budgets in Tanzania: A Guide for Civil Society
Prioritizing Family Planning in Local Government Planning and Budgeting Processe...
Family Planning Financing Roadmap: Resources to support sustainable financing of...
Towards A Common Framework for Measuring Government Spending on Family Planning

Civil Society Engagement with the Global Financing Facility & Universal Health Coverage

Civil Society Guide to the GFF
GFF Civil Society Engagement Strategy
On the Road to UHC: Leave no one behind: A civil society organisation (CSO) pers...
UHC Advocacy Guide: A guide to promote health systems strengthening to achieve u...
Securing Domestic Financing for Universal Health Coverage: Lessons in Process
UHC2030 and Civil Society Engagement mechanism (CSEM): A key partnership to stre...

Meetings & Webinars

Find materials and presentations from global and regional CSO webinars and meetings.

Abuja, Nigeria CSO Meeting – 11 October 2017
Lilongwe, Malawi CSO Meeting – 10 November 2017
Yaoundé, Cameroon CSO Meeting – 23 March 2018
Washington D.C., USA Data for Advocacy Meeting – 28 March 2018
Washington D.C., USA Fostering Joint Accountability for FP2020 Commitments – 30...

Country Spotlights

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Advocacy & Awareness
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Policy and Enabling Environment
Service Delivery & Quality
Young People
Commitment Maker
Commitment Maker