As a time-bound initiative with an ambitious goal, FP2020 places great emphasis on measuring progress, and from its inception has been committed to leading a transformation in the global monitoring of family planning data through a measurement and learning agenda.
The FP2020 measurement and learning agenda aims to improve the infrastructure and capacity for generating higher quality data for decision-making. Working toward more frequent, improved, and aligned measurement of progress, FP2020 publishes annual, internationally comparable estimates on different dimensions of family planning across 69 focus countries. FP2020 commitment countries annually produce these estimates and review national and subnational data to shed light on where gains are being made, where efforts should be reinforced, where investments will have the most impact, and where more data and information are needed.
FP2020 uses a suite of 18 quantitative metrics—Core Indicators—to monitor progress annually across 69 focus countries. Estimates for the Core Indicators are produced annually by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions.
How We Measure
FP2020 measures progress since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, taking into account all available and serviceable data. Annual estimates of critical family planning indicators are produced using modeling, and the trend of additional contraceptive users is re-estimated on an ongoing basis. Estimates for other indicators come from national surveys.
Every year, FP2020 publishes a Progress Report with annual estimates for 18 Core Indicators. In addition to individual Estimate Tables for each Core Indicator, the 2016-2017 FP2020 Progress Report features a Measurement Section, which includes analyses of several indicators.
The Core Indicator data is also available on a global dashboard, and is available on a country-by-country basis on the FP2020 website.