FP2020’s 18 Core Indicators are the foundation of our measurement agenda and strive to capture different dimensions of family planning, including availability, quality, equity, informed choice, use, and empowerment. Together they present a varied family planning landscape, across and within the 69 FP2020 focus countries. Though these indicators are reported in a standardized way across the focus countries, it is important to understand nuances between the indicators and the way they are presented in this report.

Some indicators are reported for all women (number of additional users and MCPR), while others are currently reported for married or in-union women (unmet need and demand satisfied), with the ultimate aim of reporting these indicators for all women as we develop a sound methodology for doing so. Some indicators are derived annually from modeling (Indicators 1–8), while others are based on the most recent survey (Indicators 9–11 and 14–18). In addition, we present some indicators disaggregated by age, urban/rural residence, and wealth quintile, to highlight disparities in contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied. The disaggregated data, however, are only available from the most recent surveys for married women, and so may not match with the annual modeled estimates for these indicators.

The full data set for all indicators is available online in the digital version of the Progress Report. This data is also available on the FP2020 and Track20 websites, which have country-specific pages with information and downloadable data on each of the 69 FP2020 focus countries.


  • OLD Before 2012
  • RECENT 2012 - 2015.5
  • NEW 2016 - Present

Note: Surveys dated 2015.5 are those for which field work started in 2015 and ended in 2016.