Bangladesh FP2020 Objective Commitment Update (2015)

In 2012 at the London Summit on Family Planning, Bangladesh made commitments to achieve targets on five key family planning indicators by 2020 based on the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS)Ā 2011 data. As per the results of the BDHS 2014 data, the Bangladesh Country Engagement Working Group (BCEWG) met on 10 May 2015 at DGFP and formed a subcommittee to revise the FP2020 targets. The sub-committee members critically analyzed the recent BDHS and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) surveys; MIS service data from the MOHFW, future projections, and developed revisedĀ targets grounded in stronger data. It is noteworthy that the TFR and CPR are also aligned with next 7th Five Year Plan and Sector Wide Program 2017-2021. Revised objectives (Sep. 2015):

  • Reduce Total Fertility Rate (TFR) from 2.3 to 2.0
  • Increase Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) from 62% to 75%
  • Increase share of LAPM from 8.1% to 20%
  • Reduce unmet need from 12% to 10%
  • Reduce discontinuation rate of FP method from 30% to 20%

Original July 2012:

  1. Reduce TFR to 2.0 by 2016 and 1.7 by 2021
  2. Increase CPR to 80% by 2021 (currently 61%)
  3. Increase CPR to 60% in two low-performing geographical areas and urban slums by 2021
  4. Reduce unmet need to 7% by 2021 (currently 12%)
  5. Reduce the discontinuation rate to 20% by 2021 (currently 36%)
  6. Increase use of LAPMs to 30% by 2021 (currently 12%)