In 2017, Finland committed an additional EUR21.3 million to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development also pledged an additional EUR20 million for She Decides, a global movement to promote, provide, and protect the rights of women and girls. The Finnish government also joined the call to action for the Global Roadmap for Data, Monitoring, and Accountability for Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises by signing a pledge to address the global data gap for SRHR of adolescents.
Global Adolescent Data Statement
The family planning community, including the Government of Finland, is taking a big step in the right direction with a global pledge to collect, use, and disseminate age- and sex-disaggregated data.
Contraceptive supplies financing: what role for donors?
The report’s recommendations focus on: achieving an impact in advocacy for increased donor finance; increasing efficiency to stretch donor funds further; improving sustainability and helping to reduce inequities. For transition countries, i.e. countries transitioning from donor funding, recommendations focus on reducing procurement costs and supporting new domestic financing initiatives.