Brief: Global Indicators & Reporting

Before FP2020 was launched, the family planning community relied almost exclusively on periodic national health surveys, typically conducted every five years, to monitor progress. To provide an annual, global readout of key progress markers that would be applicable and available across countries, FP2020’s Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group, a group of global measurement experts, established a set of Core Indicators. The Core Indicators were selected with existing country data systems and monitoring efforts in mind, and were designed to capture information on contraceptive use, method choice, quality, availability, and other key aspects of family planning.

Global Indicators and Reporting explains why the FP2020 Core Indicators were established; how the Track20 project builds country capacity to collect, analyze, use and report FP data; and how governments in FP2020 commitment-making countries lead the process of reviewing data and monitoring progress.