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Family Planning 2020 aims to expand access to family planning information, services, and supplies to an additional 120 million women and girls in 69 of the world’s poorest countries by 2020.

*Focus countries have a 2010 gross national per capita annual income less than or equal to US $2,500. Note: South Africa, which had a 2010 gross national per capita annual income of more than US$2,500, also made a commitment at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning.

The data displayed on these pages is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative. Track20 engages at the country level and supports national efforts to collect, analyze and use data to track progress in family planning and develop effective program strategies and plans.

As new data and resources become available, both from Track20 and other projects and organizations working on monitoring family planning, they will be added to this website.

Core Indicators

From its inception, FP2020 has been committed to leading a transformation in the global monitoring of family planning. FP2020’s measurement agenda requires a standardized approach to monitoring and evaluation that produces internationally comparable estimates on an annual basis across the 69 FP2020 focus countries. FP2020’s Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group(PME WG) was convened with the mandate to provide technical guidance, contribute analytic depth, and exercise intellectual stewardship and quality control over the measurement agenda, including the annual assessment of the FP2020 Core Indicators.

FP2020’s 17 Core Indicator estimates are produced by Track20, a project of Avenir Health, in collaboration with a network of country family planning measurement specialists. Track20 trains country M&E specialists to use the FP2020 Core Indicators in alignment with country family planning strategies, and supports annual country consensus workshops where government ministries of health and diverse stakeholders conduct reviews of family planning data.

Core Indicator List
Published in the FP2020 Commitment to Progress: 2015 Measurement Annex
Indicators & Definitions

No. 01 Number of additional users of modern methods of contraception
The number of additional women (or their partners) of reproductive age currently using a modern contraceptive method, compared to the number in 2012.

No. 02 Contraceptive prevalence rate, modern methods (mCPR)
The percentage of all women of reproductive age who are using (or whose partner is using) a modern method of contraception at a particular point in time.

No. 03 Percentage of women with an unmet need for modern methods of contraception
The percentage of fecund women of reproductive age who want no more children or want to postpone having a child, but are not using a modern contraceptive method, plus women who are currently using a traditional method of family planning. Women using a traditional method are assumed to have an unmet need for modern contraception.

No. 04 Percentage of women with demand satisfied for a modern method of contraception
The percentage of fecund women of reproductive age who want no more children or want to postpone having a child, and who are currently using a modern method of contraception. Women using a traditional method of family planning are assumed to have an unmet need for modern contraception.

No. 05 Number of unintended pregnancies
The number of pregnancies that occurred at a time when women (and their partners) either did not want additional children or wanted to delay the next birth. Usually measured with regard to last or recent pregnancies, including current pregnancies.

No. 06 Number of unintended pregnancies averted due to use of modern methods of contraception
The number of unintended pregnancies that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by contraceptive use during the reference period.

No. 07 Number of unsafe abortions averted due to use of modern methods of contraception
The number of unsafe abortions that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by contraceptive use during the reference period.

No. 08 Number of maternal deaths averted due to use of modern methods of contraception
The number of maternal deaths that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by contraceptive use during the reference period.

No. 09 Percentage of women using each modern method of contraception
The percentage of total family planning users using each modern method of contraception.

No. 10 Percentage of facilities stocked-out of contraceptives, by method offered, on the day of assessment
Percentage of facilities stocked-out of each type of contraceptive offered, on the day of assessment (date of last logistics report or day of visit).

No. 11a: Percentage of primary level service delivery points (SDPs) with at least three modern methods of contraception available on day of assessment (date of last logistics report or day of visit).

No. 11b: Percentage of secondary/ tertiary level SDPs with at least five modern methods of contraception available on day of assessment (reporting day or day of visit).

No. 12 Annual expenditure on family planning from government’s domestic budget:
Total annual public sector recurrent expenditures on family planning. This includes expenditures by all levels of government.

No. 13 Couple-years of protection (CYPs)
The estimated number of years of protection provided by family planning services during a one-year period, based upon the volume of all contraceptives sold or distributed free of charge to clients during that period. The CYP is calculated by multiplying the quantity of each method distributed to clients by a conversion factor, which yields an estimate of the duration of contraceptive protection provided per unit of that method.

No. 14 Method Information Index
An index measuring the extent to which women were made aware of alternative methods of contraception and were provided adequate information about them. The index score is equal to the number of women who respond “yes” to the following three questions:

  • Were you informed about other methods?
  • Were you informed about side effects?
  • Were you told what to do if you experienced side effects?

No. 15 Percentage of women who were provided with information on family planning during their last visit with a health service provider
The percentage of women who were provided information on family planning in some form at the time of their last contact with a health service provider. The contact could occur in either a clinic or community setting. Information could have been provided via a number of mechanisms, including counseling, information, education and communication materials or talks/ conversations about family planning.

No. 16 Percentage of women who make family planning decisions alone or jointly with their husbands or partners
The percentage of women who make decisions on matters, such as whether and when to initiate and terminate contraceptive use and choice of contraceptive method, either by themselves or based upon consensus joint decision making with their husband or partner.

No. 17 Adolescent birth rate
The number of births to adolescent females, aged 15 to 19 occurring during a given reference period per 1,000 adolescent females.