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Increasing the Availability, Visibility, Quality and Use of Family Planning Data

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FP2020 Data Dashboard

Use the FP2020 Data Dashboard to look up data for key indicators, see trends over time, compare countries and answer analysis questions.

Progress Report

爱博体育分析Every year, FP2020 publishes a Progress Report with estimates of 18 Core Indicators for the 69 FP2020 countries. In addition to individual Estimate Tables for each Core Indicator, the report features a , which includes analyses of several indicators.

Country Data

Family Planning 2020 aims to expand access to family planning information, services, and supplies to an additional 120 million women and girls in 69 of the world’s poorest countries by 2020. Use the map to visit country pages, where you can find information, data and key documents on family planning in specific countries.

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What We Measure

Results Framework

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 by commitment countries through a network of country-based Track20 M&E officers housed in government institutions.

1. ADDITIONAL USERS All women
Definition :

爱博体育分析The number of additional women (or their partners) of reproductive age currently using a modern contraceptive method compared to 2012.

Source :
UN Population Division (for number of women of reproductive age); Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET) for MCPR, using all available household surveys such as DHS, PMA2020, MICS, RHS and comparable national sources, including service statistics where possible.
2. MODERN CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE RATE (MCPR)
Definition :

爱博体育分析The percentage of women of reproductive age who are using (or whose partner is using) a modern contraceptive method at a particular point in time.

Source :
Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET), using all available household surveys such as DHS, PMA2020, MICS, RHS and comparable national sources including service statistics where possible.
3. UNMET NEED
Definition :

爱博体育分析The percentage of fecund women of reproductive age who want no more children or to postpone having the next child, but are not using a contraceptive method, plus women who are currently using a traditional method of family planning. Women using a traditional method are assumed to have an unmet need for modern contraception.

Source :
Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET), using all available household surveys such as DHS, PMA2020, MICS and RHS.
4. DEMAND SATISFIED
Definition :

The percentage of women (or their partners) who desire either to have no additional children or to postpone the next child and who are currently using a modern contraceptive method. Women using a traditional method are assumed to have an unmet need for modern contraception.

Source :
Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET), using all available household surveys such as DHS, PMA2020, MICS and RHS.
5. UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES
Definition :

The number of pregnancies that occurred at a time when women (and their partners) either did not want additional children or wanted to delay the next birth. Usually measured with regard to last or recent pregnancies, including current pregnancies.

Source :
Core Indicator 1-9 Calculator, using country, regional and global parameters from surveys and other sources.
6. UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES AVERTED
Definition :

The number of unintended pregnancies that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by modern contraceptive use during the reference period.

Source :
Core Indicator 1-9 Calculator, using country, regional and global parameters from surveys and other sources.
7. UNSAFE ABORTIONS AVERTED
Definition :

爱博体育分析The number of unsafe abortions that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by modern contraceptive use during the reference period.

Source :
Core Indicator 1-9 Calculator, using country, regional and global parameters from surveys and other sources.
8. MATERNAL DEATHS AVERTED
Definition :

The number of maternal deaths that did not occur during a specified reference period as a result of the protection provided by modern contraceptive use during the reference period.

Source :
Core Indicator 1-9 Calculator, using country, regional and global parameters from surveys and other sources.
9. METHOD MIX
Definition :

爱博体育分析The percentage of total family planning users using each modern method of contraception.

Source :
Most recent survey, which may be: DHS, MICS, PMA2020, other national surveys.
10. STOCK-OUTS
Definition :

Percentage of facilities stocked out of each type of contraceptive offered, on the day of assessment.

Source :
UNFPA facility surveys; other facility surveys and LMIS data.
11a. METHOD AVAILABILITY
Definition :

爱博体育分析The percentage of service delivery points (SDPs) that have at least 3 modern methods of contraception available on the day of the assessment.

Source :
UNFPA facility surveys; PMA2020 facility surveys; HMIS; USAID.
11b. METHOD AVAILABILITY
Definition :

The percentage of secondary and tertiary service delivery points (SDPs) that have at least 5 modern methods of contraception available on the day of the assessment.

Source :
UNFPA facility surveys; PMA2020 facility surveys; HMIS; USAID.
12. DOMESTIC GOVERNMENT FAMILY PLANNING EXPENDITURES
Definition :

爱博体育分析Total annual public sector recurrent expenditures on family planning. This includes expenditures by all levels of government.

Source :
WHO System of Health Accounts; UNFPA/NIDI Resource Tracking Project on Family Planning Expenditures; Avenir Health Family Planning Spending Assessments.
13. COUPLE-YEARS PROTECTION (CYPs)
Definition :

The estimated protection provided by family planning services during a one year period, based upon the volume of all contraceptives sold or distributed free of charge to clients during that period. The CYP is calculated by multiplying the quantity of each method distributed to clients by a conversion factor, which yields an estimate of the duration of contraceptive protection provided per unit of that method.

Source :
Calculated from Health Management Information Systems (HMIS), including DHIS2; Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS); or other service statistics sources.
14. METHOD INFORMATION INDEX
Definition :

An index measuring the extent to which women were given specific information when they received family planning services. The index is composed of three questions: 1) Were you informed about other methods? 2) Were you informed about side effects? 3) Were you told what to do if you experienced side effects? The reported Method Information Index value is the percent of women who responded “yes” to all three questions.

Source :
For each country, the most recent national survey (DHS, PMA2020).
15. FAMILY PLANNING COUNSELING
Definition :

The percentage of women who were provided information on family planning within the last 12 months through contact with a health service provider or fieldworker.

Source :
For each country, the most recent national survey (DHS, PMA2020). Data reflect all women, except for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, which reflect married or in-union women.
16. FAMILY PLANNING DECISION MAKING
Definition :

The percentage of women currently using family planning whose decision to use was made mostly alone or jointly with their husband/partner.

Source :
For each country, the most recent national survey (DHS, PMA2020)
17. ADOLESCENT BIRTH RATE (ABR)
Definition :

The number of births to adolescent females, aged 15-19 occurring during a given reference period per 1,000 adolescent females.

Source :
For each country, the most recent national survey (DHS, MICS).
18a. DISCONTINUATION & METHOD SWITCHING
Definition :

Among women of reproductive age who began an episode of contraceptive use 3-62 months before being interviewed, the percentage of episodes where the specific method is discontinued within 12 months after beginning its use, reported by whether the woman discontinued while in need of contraception2, discontinued because she is not in need of contraception3, and the total all-reasons discontinuation rate.

Source :
For each country, the most recent DHS survey.
18b. DISCONTINUATION & METHOD SWITCHING
Definition :

Among women of reproductive age who began an episode of contraceptive use 3-62 months before being interviewed, the percentage of episodes where the specific method is discontinued within 12 months after beginning its use, and use of a different method begins after no more than one month of non-contraceptive use.

Source :
For each country, the most recent DHS survey.

How We Measure

FP2020 and its partners collaborate closely to advance the family planning measurement agenda. Together, we work toward increasing the availability, visibility, quality, and use of family planning data.

Special Topics

Additional Users

At the London Summit in 2012, the family planning community committed to enabling 120 million additional women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020, creating the FP2020 global partnership.

The ‘additional users’ indicator is the first in a suite of 18 FP2020 Core Indicators. It serves as one of FP2020‘s foundational measures of progress and is reported annually for FP2020’s 69 focus countries爱博体育分析. Since 2012, the 120x2020 goal has helped galvanize efforts to expand contraceptive access, expand method choice, improve quality of care, and overcome barriers to use, but the ‘additional users’ metric is often confused with other related family planning metrics.

This confusion was referenced by the FP2020 Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group (PME WG) in a statement, and is discussed in a March 2017 Global Health: Science and Practice . Confusion around the ‘additional users’ metric hinders efforts to align measurement and improve understanding of collective progress towards FP2020’s global goal.

In order to address this confusion, FP2020 hosted a webinar and created an infographic to illustrate the meaning of ‘additional users’, explain the underlying dynamics of contraceptive use and demonstrate how these concepts relate. 

Return on Investment (ROI)

Resources for development are limited, and advocates often characterize family planning as a “best buy” creating ripple effects across many development sectors. 

A growing number of women of reproductive age want to avoid pregnancy, and advocates must work to secure the financial resources needed to ensure that women and girls are able to decide for themselves whether and when to use modern contraception. A variety of studies make a strong economic case for family planning’s return on investment (ROI), but the wide-ranging estimates also create confusion. To address this confusion, and to support this year’s International Conference on Family Planning theme, “Family Planning, Investing for a Lifetime of Returns”, FP2020 convened a group of experts and advocates who measure and communicate family planning’s ROI to take action and help advocates continue to tout family planning as a best buy. 

Resources

  • FP2020's Family Planning's Return on Investment Fact Sheet
  • "Family Planning's Return on Investment: What Do All the Numbers Mean?" Presentation Slide Deck
  • "Family Planning's Return on Investment: What Do All the Numbers Mean?"

 

COVID-19 FP Impact

爱博体育分析FP2020 is working with partners to monitor, measure and model the impact of COVID-19 on family planning.

Measurement Learning Series

爱博体育分析In this FP2020 Measurement Learning Series, we explore the successes, challenges, and lessons of FP2020’s measurement agenda, and discuss the implications for the post-2020 family planning partnership.

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