What We Measure

Core Indicators

FP2020 uses a suite of 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. 

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FP2020 Core Indicators

  • Core Indicator No. 1: Number of additional users of modern methods of contraception

  • Core Indicator No. 2: Modern contraceptive prevalence rate, mCPR

  • Core Indicator No. 3: Percentage of women with an unmet need for modern contraception

  • Core Indicator No. 4: Percentage of women whose demand is satisfied with a modern method of contraception

  • Core Indicator No. 5: Number of unintended pregnancies

  • Core Indicator No. 6: Number of unintended pregnancies averted due to modern contraceptive use

  • Core Indicator No. 7: Number of unsafe abortions averted due to modern contraceptive use

  • Core Indicator No. 8: Number of maternal deaths averted due to modern contraceptive use

  • Core Indicator No. 9: Percentage of women using each modern method of contraception

  • Core Indicator No. 10: Percentage of facilities stocked-out, by method offered, on the day of assessment

  • Core Indicator No. 11a: Percentage of primary service delivery points (SDPs) with at least three modern methods of contraception available on day of assessment

  • Core Indicator No. 11b: Percentage of secondary/tertiary service delivery points (SDPs) with at least five modern methods of contraception available on day of assessment

  • Core Indicator No. 12: Annual expenditure on family planning from government domestic budget

  • Core Indicator No. 13: Couple-Years of Protection (CYPs)

  • Core Indicator No. 14: Method Information Index

  • Core Indicator No. 15: Percentage of women who were provided with information on family planning during recent contact with a health service provider

  • Core Indicator No. 16: Percentage of women who decided to use family planning alone or jointly with their husbands/partners

  • Core Indicator No. 17: Adolescent Birth Rate

  • Core Indicator No. 18a: Contraceptive Discontinuation Rate

  • Core Indicator No. 18b: Contraceptive Method Switching

 

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