As a unique collaborative platform, FP2020 sits at the nexus of global, regional, and national efforts to expand family planning.

Our partners include multilateral development agencies, donor governments and private philanthropists, implementing partners, civil society stakeholders, and dozens of countries that are committed to improving access to family planning. Together we foster a culture of dialogue, innovation, and accountability that spans sectors and bridges geographical divides.

FP2020 is an outcome of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, when leaders from around the world agreed on an ambitious goal: to enable an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries to use modern contraception by the year 2020. The Summit generated 70 specific commitments by governments and other partners to support, expand, and fund voluntary, rights-based family planning. FP2020 is the initiative that carries forward the momentum of this enormous international effort.

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FP2020 Governance Structure

FP2020’s governance structure is designed to link communities of stakeholders and promote creative collaboration between institutions and across sectors. There are four components: a Reference Group, a Secretariat, the Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group, and the Expert Advisory Community.

The Reference Group is responsible for overall strategic direction and coordination. Its 18 members represent national governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, donor foundations, and the private sector. The current co-chairs are Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Dr. Chris Elias, president of global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day administration of FP2020. Reporting to the Reference Group and hosted by the United Nations Foundation, the Secretariat leads the implementation of FP2020's strategy for 2016–2020, with an emphasis on supporting country-level activities with the participation and backing of global-level partnerships.

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The Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group (PME WG) includes many of the world’s leading experts on family planning data. The PME WG provides technical advice and support for monitoring progress toward the FP2020 goal, promotes the use of data for knowledge sharing and to inform decision making, and contributes to the understanding of quantitative and qualitative evidence in key dimensions of family planning.

The Expert Advisory Community (EAC) is a volunteer network of more than 135 technical experts on family planning who can be mobilized to address specific challenges at the country and global level. Newly established in 2016, the EAC serves as a vital link of two-way communication between the Secretariat and the family planning expert community.

The Core Conveners of the FP2020 initiative are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations Population Fund, and the US Agency for International Development.

FP2020 and the Global Development Architecture

FP2020 is aligned with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and a commitment to FP2020 is included as a commitment to Every Woman Every Child. FP2020 also coordinates with other global and regional initiatives in the reproductive health sector, including the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP), the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), and the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility (GFF) and Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project (SWEDD).

FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism

FP2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) provides fast resources to meet urgent, time-bound needs. Established in July 2014 by Bloomberg Philanthropies and FP2020, the fund disburses short-term grants in response to critical emergencies, sudden gaps, and unforeseen opportunities to expand access to family planning in FP2020 focus countries.

Since its inception the RRM has funded 41 projects in 27 countries, and disbursed a total of US$3,658,752 (as of August 2016). Current projects include advocacy efforts to secure policy and budgetary improvements, technical assistance to governments to improve the supply chain for contraceptive products, and non-routine training of community health workers to operationalize recent task shifting policies. The RRM is also funding three family planning projects in response to the Zika outbreak.

Explore RRM Grants

Use this interactive map to learn about completed and active RRM grants–their purpose, their approach, and their promise. Click on the arrow to access a full list of all active and closed grants.

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