Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2013

Executive Summary
  1. Since 2002, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been tracking donor government assistance for HIV in low- and middle-income countries by the donor government members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). For the methodological approach used to monitor donor government spending on HIV see: https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/report/financing-the-response-to-aids-in-low/.

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  2. Includes funding from 25 DAC member countries and the European Commission (EC); Poland, Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic became DAC members in 2013, but have yet to report Official Development Assistance (ODA) amounts.

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  3. Core contributions by donors to UNFPA are used to support a range of projects for family planning, reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, and HIV by UNFPA; data provided here could not be adjusted to represent an estimated family-planning specific share.

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  4.  In 2013, Finland provided the fourth largest core contribution ($46.8 million) to UNFPA, followed by Denmark.

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  5. The European Commission, Japan, and Korea also made commitments during the London Summit. For this analysis, family planning funding from these donor governments is based on family planning funding amounts reported to the OECD DAC and these donors are included as part of “Other DAC Countries.”

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Report
  1. WHO, Family Planning Fact Sheet, updated May 2013.

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  2. Guttmacher Institute/UNFPA, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Contraceptive Services Estimates for 2012, June 2012.

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  3. UNFPA, Financial Resource Flows for Population Activities Report 2011, 2013.

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  4. Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia became DAC members in 2013, but had yet to report ODA to the OECD at the time of this analysis.

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  5. OECD, The List of CRS Purpose Codes, 2013.

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  6. A disbursement is the actual release of funds to, or the purchase of goods or services for, a recipient. An enactment represents a budgetary decision that funding will be provided, regardless of the time at which an actual outlays, or disbursement, occurs. Therefore, disbursements in any given year may include funds committed (enacted) in prior years and in some cases, not all funds committed (enacted) during a government fiscal year are disbursed in that year. While most donor governments examined disburse enacted amounts within the same year, the U.S. government does not and may disburse enactments over multiple years. For instance, in FY 2013, U.S. bilateral enacted funding for family planning activities totaled $615.1 million, while disbursements totaled $585 million.

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  7. Any contributions to multilateral organizations that were specifically designated by the donor government for family planning activities were included under bilateral funding. For instance, donor government contributions to the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS) at UNFPA were included as bilateral funding.

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  8. Total core contributions to UNFPA (combined contributions from DAC and Non-DAC donors) reached $460 million in 2013. In addition to core contributions, donors provide non-core funding in support of specific activities implemented by UNFPA (where this funding was provided by donor governments to UNFPA in support of specific family planning activities, it was counted as part of that donor government’s bilateral funding amount).

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  9. In 2013, Finland provided the fourth largest core contribution ($46.8 million) to UNFPA, followed by Denmark.

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  10. At the time of publication, while the analytic team was able to identify specific family planning activities within bilateral programming (except as otherwise noted), it was not able to do so for UNFPA’s core annual funding. To date, UNFPA family planning activities have often been reported as part of broader categories, including reproductive health and maternal and child health, as well as part of larger multisectoral efforts, including those in education, human rights, and capacity building. It is expected that such disaggregation will be available in the future and UNFPA reports that it is currently working to develop such a methodology for doing so.

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