Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2012

Donor Government Family Planning Disbursements, 2012*
Country London Summit on Family Planning Commitments Bilateral
(US$ millions)
Multilateral – UNFPA Core Contributions
(US$ millions)**
(US$ millions)
Australia “plans to spend an additional AUD58 million over 5 years on family planning, doubling annual contributions to AUD53 million by 2016. This commitment will form a part of Australia’s broader investments in maternal, reproductive and child health (at least AUD1.6 billion over five years to 2015).” $42.7 $14.9 $57.5 Australia identified US$44.6 in FY11/12 using the FP2020-agreed methodology, which includes a percentage of a donor’s core contribution to UNFPA. Australian bilateral funding was determined by adjusting its total funding level to take into account its UNFPA contribution.
Canada (none) $41.5 $17.4 $58.9 Bilateral funding is for family planning and reproductive health activities (including life skills education) in FY12.
Denmark “an additional $13 million over eight years,” $13.0 $44.0 $57.0 Bilateral funding is family planning specific in FY11, the most recent year available, and includes a specific contribution (in addition to its core contribution) to UNFPA’s “Reproductive Health Commodities Fund.”
France “an additional €100m on Family Planning within the context of reproductive health through to 2015, in nine countries in francophone Africa.” $49.6 $0.5 $50.1 Bilateral funding is for a mix of family planning, reproductive health and maternal/child health activities in FY12.
Germany “€400m … to Reproductive Health and Family Planning over 4 years, of which 25% (€100m …) are likely to be dedicated directly to Family Planning, depending on partner countries priorities..” $47.6 $20.7 $68.3 Bilateral funding is family planning specific in FY11, the most recent year available.
Netherlands “€370 million in 2012 for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV and health, and [plans] to extend this amount from €381 million in 2013 to €413 million in 2015.” $65.5 $49.0 $114.5 The Netherlands provided a total of US$484.8 million in FY12 for “Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights, including HIV/AIDS” of which an estimated US$65.5 million was for family planning specific activities. In FY13, the Netherlands increased funding for “Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights, including HIV/AIDS” to US$504.1 million.
Norway “doubling its investment from US $25 million to US $50 million over eight years.” $3.3 $59.4 $62.7 Bilateral funding is family planning specific in FY12. For FY13, the Norwegian budget provides an estimated US$25 million in “new” (additional) family planning funding as well as a slight increase in its UNFPA contribution.
Sweden … increasing “spending on contraceptives from its 2010 level of US $32 million per year to US $40 million per year, totaling an additional US $40 million between 2011 and 2015.” $41.2 $66.3 $107.5 Bilateral funding is for family planning and reproductive health in FY12.
U.K.*** “. . . committing £516 million (US $800 million) over eight years . . .” $99.4 $31.8 $131.2 Bilateral funding is family planning specific in FY12/13. Family planning specific funding is estimated to increase to US$103 million in FY13/14.
U.S. (none) $485.0 $30.2 $515.2 USAID stipulates that specified bilateral subtotal is family planning specific in FY12.
Other DAC Countries**** $11.0 $98.0 $109.1 Bilateral funding was obtained from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Credit Reporting System (CRS) database and represents funding provided in 2011, the most recent year available.
Total   $899.8 $432.3 $1332.1  
*A disbursement is the actual release of funds to, or the purchase of goods or services for, a recipient. Disbursements in any given year may include disbursements of funds committed in prior years and in some cases, not all funds committed during a government fiscal year are disbursed in that year.
**All UNFPA core contributions are for FY 2012.
***U.K. funding totals are budgeted disbursements.
****Austria, Belgium, European Union, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. The Czech Republic, Iceland, and the Slovak Republic became members of the DAC in 2013 and therefore, were not included in the analysis.


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