Donor Government Funding for Family Planning in 2019

Key Points
  1. Totals represent funding specifically designated by donor governments for family planning as defined by the OECD DAC (see methodology), and include: standalone family planning projects; family planning-specific contributions to multilateral organizations (e.g., contributions to UNFPA Supplies); and, in some cases, projects that include family planning within broader reproductive health activities.

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  2. In FY 2019, a comparable figure for funding disbursed was not available due to adjustments made in USAID’s accounting system. Instead, the FY 2019 total is based on Congressionally appropriated amounts, which include US$575.0 million in funding for family planning as well as US$17.5 million transferred to family planning from the Congressional appropriation to UNFPA (see Donor Contributions to UNFPA section for additional details). It is important to note that U.S. appropriations for a given year may be disbursed over a multi-year period. Appropriations have remained relatively flat for several years while disbursements have fluctuated largely due to the timing of payments.

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  3. Includes core-contributions from members of the OECD DAC only; core contributions from non-DAC donors are not included in this total.

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  4. UNFPA, “UNFPA in 2019: Annual Report”, 2019. See also UNFPA Donor Contributions portal.

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  5. In FY17, FY18, and FY19, the U.S. administration invoked the Kemp-Kasten amendment to withhold funding – both core and non-core contributions – to UNFPA. In each of these years, Congress required that funding withheld from UNFPA “shall be made available for family planning, maternal, and reproductive health activities.” See KFF “UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer” for additional details.

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Report
  1. Includes funding from 29 DAC member countries and the European Union (EU).

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  2. Totals represent funding specifically designated by donor governments for family planning as defined by the OECD DAC (see methodology), and include: standalone family planning projects; family planning-specific contributions to multilateral organizations (e.g., contributions to UNFPA Supplies); and, in some cases, projects that include family planning within broader reproductive health activities.

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  3. Funding amounts specified by Congress are for a given fiscal year (the U.S. fiscal year is from October 1 to September 30), but may be spent over a multi-year period. Because funding may be spent over a multi-year period, disbursements may lag or vary from appropriations due to a variety of factors including a realignment of the program or the timing of reimbursement requests from an implementing partner, but will eventually be spent.

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  4. In FY 2019, a comparable figure for funding disbursed was not available due to adjustments made in USAID’s accounting system. Instead, the FY 2019 total is based on Congressionally appropriated amounts, which include US$575.0 million in funding for family planning as well as US$17.5 million transferred to family planning from the Congressional appropriation to UNFPA (see Donor Contributions to UNFPA section for additional details). It is important to note that U.S. appropriations for a given year may be disbursed over a multi-year period. Appropriations have remained relatively flat for several years while disbursements have fluctuated largely due to the timing of payments.

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  5. Includes core-contributions from members of the OECD DAC only; core contributions from n

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  6. UNFPA, “UNFPA in 2019: Annual Report”, 2019. See also UNFPA Donor Contributions portal.

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  7. In FY17, FY18, and FY19, the U.S. administration invoked the Kemp-Kasten amendment to withhold funding – both core and non-core contributions – to UNFPA. In each of these years, Congress required that funding withheld from UNFPA “shall be made available for family planning, maternal, and reproductive health activities.” See KFF “UNFPA Funding & Kemp-Kasten: An Explainer” for additional details.

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