Welcome to FP2030!
We were so excited to launch the next iteration of our global partnership in late January during a series of events and webinars, and we’ll be sharing more information as 2021 – our year of transition – unfolds. In the coming weeks and months, we will be hosting a series of webinars and discussions about the FP2030 partnership, from how our measurement framework has adapted, to how you can make your own commitment. You can get a jump on this discussion by visiting our FP2030 Commitments site. We are continuing to add resources every day to help guide governments and other stakeholders as they develop their commitments. We also established a Transition Oversight Group (TOG) to oversee the transition of our governance and architecture, and to support the search for the next Executive Director – you can learn more about the TOG here. We hope you’ll join us throughout the year as we set up the partnership for success to 2030!
I hope by now you have had a chance also to review FP2020: the Arc of Progress, the last progress report of the FP2020 partnership. As 2020 was the final year, the report not only looked at the progress since the previous year, but also at the progress we have made over the eight years of this unique partnership. Together, countries, donors, NGOs and researchers could collaborate to address barriers to family planning for women and girls. Together we have built programs that are more effective, that center rights and in doing so, created a path so that 60 million additional women and girls are now able to use family planning, to plan for their futures, and build stronger communities.
In this newsletter, we take a closer look at the data from this year’s report. Sesi Aliu, FP2030 Manager, Data & Performance Management, provides an excellent overview of what we learned, including how our collaboration has improved contraceptive equity, as well as the information people have when choosing a method of contraception and the range of contraceptives available.
The measurement period for this report ended in July, as the COVID pandemic was raging globally, shutting down supply lines and health centers — and data collection. We know from our collective experience that COVID caused major disruptions in access to family planning services and commodities; however, we are only just beginning to see the data on exactly what happened, and how countries continue to respond. Director of Data and Performance Management Jason Bremner has an update of how researchers are monitoring the impact of COVID and what the data are beginning to tell us. Working with the COVID-19 Task Team, we will share more information as it becomes available later in the year.
As always, you can explore the data yourself by visiting the progress report online.
We are looking forward to building this next partnership with you.