A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that donor governments provided US$1.3 billion in bilateral funding for family planning programs in low- and middle-income countries in 2013 – a 19 percent increase from 2012. Donor governments also gave an additional $454 million in core contributions to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the primary multilateral organization addressing family planning. Funding has risen since the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012, although most of the increase was driven by a small number of donors.
The United States provided almost half of bilateral funding for family planning programs in 2013 (US$585 million), followed by the U.K. (US$305 million), the Netherlands (US$154 million), Sweden (US$50 million), and Canada (US$46 million). Preliminary data indicate that donors are making progress toward commitments made at the London summit.
The full analysis, released at the same time as Family Planning 2020’s annual report detailing progress made on commitments from the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, is available on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s website. Related Kaiser Family Foundation resources include the Global Health Budget Tracker.