Galvanizing Commitment: Creating a supportive environment for family planning programs

Demonstrable commitment to family planning strengthens the enabling environment in which programs and policies are implemented. This brief examines the process of commitment making, highlighting three forms of commitment — expressed, institutional, and financial — at the global, regional, country, and subnational levels. The commitment process begins by defining the underlying issues or problems that need to be addressed to improve access to and quality of family planning information and services.

This brief also considers why galvanizing support for family planning is important, presents examples of different types of commitment and how they advance the enabling environment, and offers experiential learning from experts in the field.