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France - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The French strategy on population, sexual and reproductive health and rights sets out an ambitious agenda for transformative action. We are committed to: Improving normative frameworks through global advocacy; Increasing access to modern methods of contraception, and facilitating young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and reducing harmful practices. In order to achieve these goals, we will continue our multilateral funding and : maintain our French Muskoka Fund for reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health in 2018 (10 M EUR). It is a great example of inter-UN agency cooperation and its positive effects in the region have contributed to the improvement of maternal, child and adolescent health in the 8 beneficiary countries; strengthen existing partnerships between the French Development Agency and other donors in West and Central Africa (DEMSAN project, 10M EUR/4 years), and continue donor coordination through  the Ouagadougou Partnership; finance the 3rd season of C’est la Vie (3 M EUR); explore further funding opportunities in order to assist partner countries with their demographic transitions, for example Niger, where the AFD is considering developing a country programme.

2012: In 2011, France pledged to spend an additional €100 million on family planning within the context of reproductive health through to 2015, in nine countries in francophone Africa.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: The Commission provides 20m EUR to UNFPA Supplies in 2017-2018, building up on its previous commitments (32.6 million EUR committed at the first Family Planning Summit). There is more to come. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are an integral part of commitments to Gender equality as also reflected in our Gender Action Plan that is now being rolled out, with concrete and successful actions and adequate funding, including of course better access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights in general. We will be making an announcement on this initiative soon.

2012: The European Commission commits to an additional US $28.3 million to family planning services in 2013.

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Denmark - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Humanitarian crisis today are increasingly protracted and a growing number of people are displaced from their homes. Denmark will therefore continue to promote better coherence between humanitarian and development responses, also in addressing sexual reproductive health and rights. Denmark will continue to provide access to contraception of their choices to the estimated 225 million women who, today, do not have access these services and commodities, bearing in mind the aggravated situation of girls, adolescents and women - also in humanitarian settings. Denmark will continue to promote women and girls’ right to decide over their own body and own sexuality since these are fundamental rights. A holistic approach is essential to address the need for prevention, services and access to information. Denmark will continue our dialogue and cooperation in internationals settings with all relevant parties with a view to addressing the challenges and realizing the potential of the largest youth generation in the history of the world growing up right now. Cognizant of the fact that girls, adolescents and women are more exposed and vulnerable in humanitarian situations Denmark will continue to be an active advocate for girls’ and women’s possibility to influence their own lives. There is an overwhelming gap in emergency response due to the lack of prioritization and funding. Family planning in humanitarian crisis must be a priority. Advocacy and change of mind sets is important. It is at least as important that deeds follow words. I am therefore pleased to draw your attention to the fact that in addition to 345 million DKK already allocated for SRHR interventions for the fiscal year 2017 an additional 91 million DKK has been allocated earlier this year.  Out of these 56 DKK will go to UNFPA Supplies and 35 DKK will go to IPPF.  Furthermore, we expect to be able to allocate supplementary funds for SRHR in the remaining part of 2017.

2012: Denmark commits an additional US $13 million to family planning from 2012 to 2020.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: CIFF’s strategic plan from 2017 to 2021 commits us to working with others to shape an AIDS-free generation where every adolescent can realise their sexual and reproductive rights with access to the information and services they need. Since January 2017 we have more than doubled our funding for sexual and reproductive health with new investments totalling $72 million. Our work is focused on putting adolescents at the centre of the design of SRH programmes; increasing choice with different types of contraception that respond to teenagers’ preferences, especially user-controlled choices; digital innovations to better connect young people with more accountable services; and amplifying youth voices within debates on the issues that affect them most.

Looking to the future, CIFF investments will be more targeted, bolstering what works best, reducing unit costs and tackling taboos head on. Specifically: (1) We will build a community of practice on human-centred design to inject urgency into changing the way adolescent SRH programmes and sex education is delivered; (2) We will strengthen country leadership and capacity to deliver on their commitments to adolescents, through country-driven technical assistance and results-based financing, within our broader investments; (3) We will be an exemplar for integration, maximising ways to layer user-controlled contraception, HIV prevention and safe abortion or post-abortion care; (4) We will continue to invest in measurement, capturing age and sex-disaggregated data across our SRH programmes; (5) Above all, we will be a better ally to young people, maximising youth leadership, youth-led accountability and participation in decision-making processes including within our own organisation.

2012: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) enthusiastically supports the goals set by the London Summit on Family Planning as integral to the broader program of support to the UN Secretary General’s Every Women Every Child initiative. In conjunction with the global family planning initiative, CIFF will pursue landscaping and develop an action plan in the area of reproductive health with the intention of contributing strategically, tangibly, and at scale to further the aims of Family Planning 2020. The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation provides both funding and human resources to ensure greater accessibility of long-acting and reversible methods of contraception and will continue its work to enable women and governments to acquire these products at affordable prices.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

UPDATED July, 11, 2017--The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits an additional $375 million over four years, marking a 60% increase in our family planning funding. These new resources will build upon existing programming and will respond to the needs and aspirations of adolescents and youth, with $250 million of this new funding focusing on adolescents and youth specifically. We will work with partners to enhance adolescent girls’ agency, empowerment and decision-making, tackle the bias that young people face from service providers when they seek family planning services, and maximize new technology to improve the quality of information that women – especially adolescents – receive. We will invest to scale post-pregnancy family planning, including for young first-time mothers. And we commit to funding and promoting gender and age-disaggregated data to track progress in reaching adolescents and youth with information and services. Additionally, we will commit funding to a financing mechanism that will enable UNFPA to procure contraceptives more efficiently and at better value. We will co-finance the establishment of a “Visibility and Analytics Network” to provide better insight into contraceptive commodity availability; and support strengthening of global and country contraceptive supply chains. We will incentivize domestic financing for family planning programs, invest to reduce the price of innovative contraceptives and commit to making a broader range of contraceptives available to women and girls. Read additional details about the commitment here.

 

UPDATED Nov. 12, 2015--The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed to invest an additional $120 million dollars in family planning programs over the next three years--a 25% increase on its current family planning funding.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits to spending this additional funding will focus on three priority areas that data demonstrate potential for significant progress:

  • Improving the quality of services and the range of contraceptive options that women receive;
  • Reaching the most marginalized with contraceptives and services, particularly the urban poor;
  • Supporting the work of local advocates who are making the case for budgets, policies, and programs that ensure more women and girls can access contraceptives.

 

July 11, 2012--The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits to investing more than US $1 billion to help reach the goal of providing 120 million additional women with contraceptives, information and services by 2020.  That means doubling its investment in family planning from US $70 million a year to US $140 million a year for eight years—totaling an additional US $560 million. The foundation believes that supporting family planning is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make in its future. 

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Australia - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Australia is pleased to highlight new programs with UNFPA in the Pacific including:  A new $30 million partnership over the next four years to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services. This funding will support UNFPA’s transformative agenda in the Pacific to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality and will specifically aim to bring the unmet need for family planning towards zero in the region and  a new $3 million program to develop innovative approaches to accelerate access to, and demand for contraceptives in the Pacific. This is complemented by continued support for:  UNFPA Supplies, as Australia provided $3.5 million in 2017 for this vital mechanism that provides essential drugs that save the lives of thousands of women and babies in developing countries each year and  UNFPA’s work providing life-saving access to sexual and reproductive health services and gender-based violence programming for crisis-affected people in Myanmar for which Australia provided $2.5 million in 2017.

2012: Australia commits to spending an additional AUD 58 million over five years on family planning, doubling annual contributions to AUD 53 million by 2016. This commitment will form a part of Australia's broader investments in maternal, reproductive, and child health (at least AUD 1.6 billion over five years to 2015).

This commitment is subject to annual budget processes.

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Nepal - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2015: The government of Nepal commits to raise and invest the financial resources required to meet its policy and programmatic commitments. In particular, it pledges to increase funding for family planning programs by at least 7 percent annually from 2015 to 2020 and engage with external development partners to raise additional resources. In addition, Nepal pledges to strengthen the enabling environment for family planning by engaging in advocacy to mobilize resources from non-health sectors.

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Togo - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2017

2017 Update: Read the commitment here

2014:Togo commits to providing a grant for the purchase of contraceptive products (F 500,000, 000) and to seeking other mechanisms for financing family planning.

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Afghanistan - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Afghanistan pledges to increase the portion of the national budget dedicated to health and specifically the budget allotted to the reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health program. It also pledges to advocate for the increasing the government’s allocation to health and nutrition services from 4.2 percent in 2012 to 10 percent by 2020. The government also commits to allocating 25 percent of the health budget specific to reproductive health and for creating a specific budget line in the Ministry of Public Health’s annual budget for the promotion of family planning and procurement of contraceptives.

Vietnam - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2016

The government of Vietnam commits to ensure an adequate budget for family planning services for the poor and marginalized, hard-to-reach, and ethnic minority groups. In addition, the government pledges to sufficiently fund the consolidation of the service provider network in alignment with technical decentralization requirements, with a special focus on the needs of marginalized and hard-to-reach people, ensuring provision of family planning and essential reproductive health services at all levels. Vietnam also commits to ensure funding to meet the needs of the Vietnamese family planning and reproductive health programs and services and the implementation of government policies. The government also commits to improve the quality of services through the issuing of technical protocols and  procedures, upgrading infrastructures, and providing equipment and training to update knowledge of service providers.

Germany - Financial

DateMay 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Germany commits at least 514 million Euros until 2019 to rights-based family planning and reproductive health. 25% of its bilateral funding is likely to be dedicated directly to family planning, depending on partner countries’ priorities.

Germany’s FP2020 commitment is in line with its Rights- based Family Planning and Maternal Health Initiative which includes the aim to provide information and access to modern forms of family planning to 9 million couples. The amount also includes Germany’s RMNCAH-relevant contributions to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its financial support to the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

July 11, 2012 - London - Germany commits €400 million (US $491.6 million) to reproductive health and family planning across four years (2016), of which 25% (€100 million or US $122.29 million) is likely to be dedicated directly to family planning, depending on partner countries' priorities.

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DateSeptember 15, 2015

Management Sciences for Health commits to fostering dialogue between the family planning and reproductive health community and ministers of finance to establish accountability platforms.

Somalia - Financial

DateSeptember 15, 2015

The government of Somalia commits to engaging policy and decision makers from the parliament and other ministries, such as the ministry of finance, to advocate for more resources for family planning interventions.

FHI 360 - Financial

DateOctober 31, 2012

Updated - October 2016: FHI 360 increases its financial commitment, from an original pledge of US$1 million of its own resources to a renewed pledge of US$3 million. These funds will be spent to support the development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies that will provide women in the developing world with additional high-quality, low-cost family planning options. As of the FP2020 mid-point, FHI 360 had contributed US$2.29 million of its own resources. 

July 11, 2012: FHI 360 commits to allocating US $1 million of their resources through 2020 in support of the development and introduction of new contraceptive technologies that will provide women in the developing world with additional high-quality, low-cost family planning options to fill gaps and expand choice. 

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DateJuly 11, 2012

Bloomberg Philanthropies commits to contributing US $50 million across the next eight years.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

The Aman Foundation—a local, not-for-profit trust, based and operating in Pakistan—commits U.S. $5 million across the next five years on a matching basis with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in additional funds for family planning programs and initiatives in Karachi, Pakistan. Inspired by a proactive commitment to the cause of human development, the foundation aspires to make strategic interventions in Pakistan to support development in the areas of healthcare, education, and nutrition.  

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DateJuly 11, 2012

For the next eight years, the Hewlett Foundation expects to maintain at least the current level of committing US $22 million annually to international family planning and reproductive health, including extending approximately US $13 million in grants for a combination of direct service provision and advocacy specifically related to family planning.

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Hewlett Foundation - Policy & Political

DateJuly 11, 2012

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will support an effort to develop and cost out options for an external accountability mechanism around the financial and political commitments made at the London Summit on Family Planning. The Hewlett Foundation also will intensify engagement in the Ouagadougou Partnership and its focus on accelerating access to family planning services in Francophone West Africa with the Gates Foundation, USAID, and the French Government.  

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UNFPA - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) works to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  

UNFPA will double the proportion of its resources focused on family planning from 25 percent to 40 percent based on current funding levels, bringing new funding of at least US $174 million per year from core and non-core funds. This will include a minimum of US $54 million per year, from 2013-2019, in increased funding for family planning from UNFPA’s core resources.

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World Bank - Financial

DateJuly 11, 2012

The World Bank has already increased its multi-sector financing, capacity, analytical, and advisory work and monitoring of reproductive health in its Reproductive Health Action Plan priority countries. In support of the goals of the London Summit on Family Planning and in partnership with the UK and Norwegian governments, the Bank commits to scaling up support for results-based financing for health—helping countries match financing to specific, measurable targets toward improving maternal and child health, including expanding access to family planning. The Bank will work closely with global partners in the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health to see how support for these programs can be expanded even further.

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DateJuly 11, 2012

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) supports the Civil Society Declaration to the London Summit on Family Planning.

IPPF will mobilize civil society and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory and financial environment for family planning and will mobilize the international movement created through IPPF’s role as Co-Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Group to the London Summit on Family Planning to hold governments accountable.

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DateJuly 11, 2017

CARD-MRI, the largest microfinance institution in the Philippines, is committed to provide family planning education and information to at least 4 million women up to 2020. Under this campaign, CARD-MRI women-members will receive weekly 15-minute learning sessions on Modern Family Planning Methods through the Credit With Education (CWE) Program, supplemented with an SMS messaging campaign. Of these women who receive FP education and information, CARD-MRI commits to provide general medical services, wellness check-up, dental services and family planning counselling and services to 200,000 women each year, bringing to 800,000 the total number of women provided with actual services. This means that, with the average Filipino family size of 4, a total of 3.2 million Filipinos would have improved their lives through the health and family planning services that CARD-MRI will provide in the next four years.

CARD-MRI also intends to tap its own chain of pharmacies, called BotiCARDs, situated in major cities of the country to provide medicines and family planning commodities, including pills and condoms, to its clients at discounted prices.

Through CARD-MRI’s partnership with UNFPA, CARD-MRI commits its doctors and nurses for training on modern FP services. All 17 nurses deployed throughout the country will have been certified by government as trained for subdermal implant insertion.

As a microfinance institution, CARD-MRI commits to empowering women from the poorest sectors of Philippine society to become economically productive, enabling them to contribute towards increasing family income and enhancing socio-economic development of the country.

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