In 2012, the UK committed £516 million over eight years towards the goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to be using modern methods of family planning by 2020. In 2017, the British government committed to spending at least an average of £225 million on family planning every year for the next five years. The UK pledged to provide support for partner organizations such as the World Bank's Global Financing Facility, UNFPA Supplies, Sayana Press, and civil society organizations. These funding contributions will serve to improve commodity supply chains, broaden method choice, expand on-the-ground evidence-based programs in focus countries, and develop innovative initiatives that aim to address financial and socio-cultural challenges to family planning.
UK FP2020 Commitment
The following text summarizes the commitment made by the government of the United Kingdom at the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, 2012.
Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2013
Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2014
United Kingdom FP2020 Commitment Self-reporting Questionnaire 2014
The UK is on track to meet its commitment to increase its annual spending on family planning from £90 million per year to £180 million per year by 2020.
Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2015
UK Revitalized FP2020 Commitment
The UK commits to spend at least an average of £225 million on family planning every year for the next five years (a 25% increase and 2-year extension on our 2012 commitment).
Implant Access Program: Expanding Family Planning Options for Women
A group of public and private organizations, including the UK, have collaborated to make Bayer’s Jadelle® and MSD’s Implanon NXT® available to women in the world’s poorest countries at price reductions of approximately 50% through 2018 (price reductions subsequently extended to 2023).
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.