Access to reproductive health, including family planning, is recognized as a human right. Yet the importance of a steady and reliable supply of contraceptives is often overlooked as a priority on the development agenda. Support from donors is critical to improving and ensuring the security of essential contraceptives and other life-saving reproductive health commodities. Many developing countries plan to strengthen and improve contraceptive security. However, these countries are still largely reliant on aid from external partners and organizations in order to help keep pace with needs in their countries, which may vary according to the population dynamic unique to each country. In 2012, the London Summit on Family Planning inspired global momentum to extend the benefits of universal rights-based voluntary planning to poor and marginalized women and girls.
This report, updated annually, is a rich source of data for development that can drive good planning for contraceptive supply, advocacy and resource mobilization. The report contains dozens of figures, tables, and graphs along with information and analysis that can influence policy dialogue, advocacy, and interagency work. It aims to enhance coordination among donors, improve partnerships between donors and national governments, and mobilize the resources needed to accelerate progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and in particular to reduce the unmet need for family planning. The report also analyses data received from individual donors and partner organizations about the support they have provided directly to developing countries for the procurement of contraceptives and condoms.