Time to Invest: Building the case for investment in contraception

Contraception changes lives, and in doing so drives social and economic development. Our new report shows sound evidence for the transformative potential of contraception, and presents a strong argument for why it’s absolutely vital we invest in it.

Marie Stopes International believes that universal access to contraception is the best investment for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this report, to illustrate the potential impact of a state’s investment in contraception, we use the theoretical sub-Saharan nation of Contraceptia, and measure it against five social and economic indicators:

  1. Increase in per capita GDP
  2. Primary school completion rate for girls
  3. Gender equality ranking
  4. Foreign aid as percentage of government revenue
  5. Position in the fragile state index