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U.S. Funding for International Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Issue Brief
  1. KFF. Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2014; November 2015.

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  2. KFF analysis of official development assistance funding as reported to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Credit Reporting System (CRS) database, April 2016.

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  3. Congressional Research Service (CRS). International Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress. June 2012.

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  4. The FY16 Omnibus bill (P.L. 114-113) states that, of the funding appropriated for bilateral assistance, "not less than $575,000,000 should be made available for family planning/reproductive health," and provides an additional $32.5 million for the U.S. contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In recent years, final funding amounts for FP/RH have been higher than the enacted level. For instance, enacted FP/RH funding in FY15 totaled $610 million ($575 million for bilateral programs and $35 million for UNFPA), but the final funding level for FP/RH (bilateral and UNFPA) in FY15 totaled $616 million.

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  5. With the exception of FY16 and FY17, all funding totals in this analysis represent the final planned funding level for that fiscal year. This includes both base and supplemental appropriations for bilateral FP/RH activities as well as U.S. contributions for UNFPA. FY16 represents the enacted level and FY17 represents the President’s budget request.

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  6. USAID. Family Planning Program Overview; October 2015.

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  7. USAID. Reproductive Health; February 2016.

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  8. PAI. 50 Years of US International Family Planning Assistance; December 2015.

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  9. Congressional Research Service (CRS). U.S. International Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress; January 2016.

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  10. Funding totals include both base and supplemental appropriations. For instance, the FY10 total includes $64.5 million that was provided through a supplemental appropriation.

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  11. Includes both base and supplemental funding. In recent years, bilateral funding for FP/RH activities is provided through the Global Health Programs (GHP) and Economic Support Fund (ESF) accounts at USAID, and historically, funding has also been provide through the Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia (AEECA) and Development Assistance (DA) accounts at USAID.

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  12. FY16 is based on funding provided in the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016” (P.L. 114-113) and is a preliminary estimate. Final family planning numbers may differ from the initially enacted level as the FY16 omnibus bill specified the minimum level of bilateral FP funding ($575.0m through the GHP and ESF accounts), not the actual level. For example, final FY15 FP funding totaled $616.0m for bilateral programs and the U.S. contribution to UNFPA. Final FP funding for FY16 is expected to follow suit.

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