Donor Government International Funding for Family Planning Increased By 9 Percent In 2014

(By – Adam Wexler, Jennifer Kates, and Eric Lief – Kaiser Family Foundation)

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that donor governments provided US$1.4 billion in bilateral funding for family planning programs in low- and middle-income countries in 2014 – a 9 percent increase from 2013 and a 32 percent increase from 2012.

The U.S. was the largest donor, providing US$637 million, nearly half of all bilateral funding for family planning programs in 2014. The U.K. (US$328 million) was the second largest bilateral donor, followed by the Netherlands (US$164 million), Sweden (US$70 million), and France (US$70 million).

Among the ten donor countries profiled in the analysis, eight made commitments at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012; all eight donors are on track towards fulfillment of these commitments. Read more…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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