Donor Government International Funding for Family Planning Increased By 9 Percent In 2014
A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that donor governments provided US$1.4 billion in bilateral funding for family planning programs in low- and middle-income countries in 2014 – a 9 percent increase from 2013 and a 32 percent increase from 2012.
The U.S. was the largest donor, providing US$637 million, nearly half of all bilateral funding for family planning programs in 2014. The U.K. (US$328 million) was the second largest bilateral donor, followed by the Netherlands (US$164 million), Sweden (US$70 million), and France (US$70 million).
Among the ten donor countries profiled in the analysis, eight made commitments at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012; all eight donors are on track towards fulfillment of these commitments.
This analysis is being released at the same time as Family Planning 2020’s (FP2020) annual report on progress toward goals agreed upon at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. The full report is available on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s website.