Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2014

The Kaiser Family Foundation initiated a family planning resource tracking project in 2013, adapting the methodology it has long used to track donor government spending on HIV. This year’s report is based on analysis of 2014 funding data from the 29 governments who were members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2014 and had reported Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the DAC. 

For the second consecutive year following the London Summit on Family Planning, held in 2012, donor governments increased funding for family planning efforts. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, donor governments provided US$1.4 billion to support bilateral family planning programs in low- and middle-income countries, an increase of more than $100 million (9%) above 2013 levels and 32% above 2012 levels. The growth in bilateral funding between 2013 and 2014 was largely due to increases from the U.S., France, the U.K., and Sweden. Of the ten donor governments profiled, eight made specific commitments during the London Summit and all eight are on track to meet these commitments. In addition to bilateral funding, which includes earmarked contributions to multilateral organizations, donor governments also contributed US$472 million in core contributions to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2014, a US$15 million (3%) increase above 2013 levels and 8% above 2012 levels.