Beyond 2020

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A Collective Vision for Family Planning Post-2020


Over the past eight years, governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector and the research community, have come together around an ambitious goal: to enable 120 million additional women and girls to use modern contraception by 2020. Working together in partnership, much has been achieved, but more remains to be done.

As 2020 rapidly approaches, the global family planning community is creating a shared vision for 2030 that builds on progress achieved to date and positions us to achieve the future women and girls around the world are asking for. Through a global consultation, stakeholders from across the globe and a wide range of organizations have provided their input on the future of family planning through an online survey, interviews, and working sessions. The collective feedback has formed the basis of an emerging vision, guiding principles, and focus areas, first shared at Women Deliver. The development of the shared vision is ongoing, and we are asking the global family planning community to continue to share reflections and ideas for the future here. The voice of the community will  inform  the refinement of the vision for 2030 over the coming months, with a formal launch of the shared vision expected around November 2019.  

Vision, Guiding Principles & Focus Areas


Working together for a future where all women and adolescent girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to make their own informed decisions about using modern contraception and whether or when to have children, lead healthy lives, and participate as equals in society and its development



Guiding Principles


  • Voluntary, person-centered, rights-based approaches, with equity at the core: This guiding principle reflects the fundamental belief that individuals should be able to freely make choices that reflect their desires and needs. Every decision, action, and investment made by the partnership will reflect this belief – that each person has the same right to quality family planning, regardless of their geography, socioeconomic status, gender, or culture.
  • Empowering women and girls and engaging men, boys, and communities: Positive male inclusion is needed to truly transform normalization of family planning and at the same time share the burden of the decisions and implications of family planning. This must happen in tandem with empowerment of women and girls to create true equity.
  • Building intentional and equitable partnerships with adolescents, youth, and marginalized populations to meet their needs, including for accurate and disaggregated data collection and use: These populations have been consistently underserved, so the partnership commits to prioritizing them in all future work.
  • Country-led global partnerships, with shared learning and mutual accountability for commitments and results: Country commitments drive progress with support from regional and global stakeholders for implementation, coordination, and accountability.


Focus Areas


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Expand the Narrative and Shape the Policy Agenda

  • The partnership, including the Secretariat, have raised awareness of the critical role family planning plays to achieve broader health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • In the next decade, the partnership will further evolve the narrative for family planning. It will refine and reposition family planning as critical to improving individual prosperity, Universal Health Coverage, human capital outcomes, and advancing the gender, health and women’s rights goals.
  • It will also focus efforts to ensure countries have the best evidence available to make informed decisions on policy to strengthen family planning programs, and that those policies are fully implemented.

爱博体育分析Success Statement: Political commitment and policy environment are expanded and consistently supportive



Drive Data and Evidence-Informed Decision Making

  • Data has been a strength of the partnership, establishing 18 agreed upon core indicators tracked across FP2020 focus countries.
  • Building on the foundational work of the Demographic Health Survey and other key data sources, FP2020 data partners have developed new methods for analyzing data, increased the capacity of data users, and established a reporting process that allows countries and partners to use data to better track progress and make decisions.
  • In the future, the goal is to expand this work to ensure data is timely, key gaps in data are filled, and greater capacity for data use is built at the country level.
  • This requires investment in data systems, human capacity / training, as well as ongoing experimentation with new methods for collection, analysis, and use

爱博体育分析Success Statement: Policies and programs are improved through evidence-informed decisions



Increase, Diversify, and Efficiently Use Financing

  • The partnership has long placed value on increasing the overall funding available for family planning, both at the global and the country level.
  • Looking forward, this work will be targeted to help foster resilient and sufficient financing.
  • A combination of country-led domestic resource mobilization, targeted emphasis on the role of the private sector (including better understanding out-of-pocket expenditures), and ongoing donor funding will create a more holistic approach to financing.

Success Statement: Family planning financing is sufficient and resilient, with countries increasingly able to sustainably finance their family planning work





Transform Social and Gender Norms

  • Social, cultural, and gender norms significantly and directly affect the ability of women and adolescent girls to control matters related to their reproductive health, adopt healthy reproductive health behaviors, including the informed and voluntary use of modern contraception, which in turn has an impact on their overall health and well-being, as well as that of their family, community, and country.  
  • In addition to addressing the barriers between women and girls and access to a full range of modern contraceptives, programs must support advocacy and support interventions that address harmful norms and practices such as early marriage and gender-based violence, as well as positive norms such as keeping girls in school, involving men and boys as healthy partners in contraceptive use, and promoting the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy.
  • The partnership will increasingly emphasize efforts to promote positive normative change.

爱博体育分析Success Statement: A woman or adolescent girl’s decision to use modern contraception is supported and accepted



Improve System Responsiveness to Individual Rights and Needs

  • The partnership has long recognized that quality of information, services, and supplies is crucial to meeting the needs of women and girls and to growing and sustaining family planning programs for all.
  • Post-2020, the partnership will continue to expand its work in this area, encouraging the development of systems that are responsive and accountable to meeting the needs of all - women, men, adolescents, and youth - no matter where they live or their economic status. 
  • A user-centric approach to improve market dynamics will help pave the road for healthy and sustainable family planning services and products in the long term.
  • Support for family planning is an essential part of all emerging funding mechanisms, including as a component of the initial benefits packages established on the path to UHC.

Success Statement: Health systems meet the information, service, and supply needs of individuals.




FP2020 Post-2020 Vision Framework

September 2019 

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An Emerging Vision: Beyond 2020   
爱博体育分析 June 25, 2019                 

Data from the Global Stakeholder Consultation

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