Completed Project

Financial Resource Flows for Family Planning (FP Project-2016)

Agency : UNFPA and NIDI

Team Anoop Khanna, Divya Vyas, Ajay Sharma

The ‘Financial Resource Flows for Family Planning’ (FP) was executed by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). IIHMR played the role of outsourcing partners for data collection, processing, analysis and providing technical support to data collectors. The objective of the project, known as the FP project, was to monitor the public as well as private sector financial flows for family planning in developing countries.

The backbone of the “FP project” is the Family Planning 2020 (FP 2020) initiative, which is a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide freely, and for themselves, whether, when and how many children they want to have. The goal of FP 2020 is to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. To estimate the additional resources needed for reaching this goal, there is a need to know how much is being currently spent on FP and the allocation of such resources. The “FP project” aims to estimate expenditures on FP within a country, and targets public and private sectors as well as NGOs.

Under "FP-Project 2016" the detailed financial information for family planning activities for the year 2016 was being collected during the F.Y. 2017-2018. A global sample of 69 FP2020 and GPRHCS (Global Program to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security) supported countries that were covered in the FP-2016 survey. The UNFPA country offices were the focal point for carrying out the survey, generally in collaboration with government partners. Each UNFPA country office was responsible to collect data for its own country covering all the relevant Govt. organizations, NGOs, Insurance Companies and Corporations. IIHMR provided technical support to data collectors throughout the survey period. Country offices had to submit the filled-in questionnaires and reports within a time limit. The data collected through this global survey was processed through FP-Database in the cloud. The detailed financial information on family planning captured through this project represented the global scenario of family planning aids and spending and used for the purpose of advocacy and policymaking in order to support Family Planning goals.