FP2020 is a global community of partners working together to advance rights-based family planning. We are dedicated to ensuring that women and girls are empowered to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children to have. Our partnership was launched at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, with the goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use voluntary modern contraception.

FP2020 partners collaborate to strengthen and expand family planning programs in countries, identify and implement best practices, train health workers, collect and analyze data, improve global and local supply chains, develop and introduce new contraceptive methods, advocate for the young and the marginalized, and insist everywhere on the rights of women and girls to shape their own lives.


FP2020 is built on the premise that the life-changing benefits of modern contraception should be available everywhere in the world. The vision that draws us forward is of a future where every woman and girl is able to take charge of her own life, plan her own family, and determine her own destiny. We aim to realize that vision through country-led family planning programs that are grounded in a rights-based approach, informed by broad stakeholder engagement, implemented using evidence-based practices, underpinned by a robust measurement agenda, funded through sustainable financing streams, and accountable to all.

FP2020 progress is key to realizing the promise of Every Woman Every Child, and is inextricably linked with the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Access to family planning is also a prerequisite for capturing the demographic dividend. FP2020 envisions rights-based family planning programs as the cornerstone of a country’s wider development strategy to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH).


Our partners include FP2020 focus country and donor governments, civil society organizations (including youth-led organizations and networks), multilateral institutions, foundations, and private sector partners.

The Core Conveners of the FP2020 initiative are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). FP2020 is hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

The FP2020 Reference Group is responsible for overall strategic direction and coordination of the initiative. Its 23 members represent governments, multilateral institutions, civil society, foundations, and the private sector. The current co-chairs are Dr. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, 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 the initiative. The Secretariat works with partners to provide country support, collaborate on data and performance management, advocate for the rights of women and girls, share and expand best practices, build and maintain momentum within the global family planning movement, and support partners in delivering on commitments.


FP2020 COUNTRIES set the agenda for progress with their commitments to develop, support, and strengthen their family planning programs.


CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS include implementing partners, service providers, advocacy groups, and technical experts.


MULTILATERAL INSTITUTIONS include the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations Population Fund.


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.


FOUNDATIONS provide funding to launch new projects and sustain existing programs.


PRIVATE SECTOR partners include contraceptive manufacturers, media corporations, and companies that provide workplace health care.


DONOR GOVERNMENTS furnish essential resources through bilateral aid, thematic funds, and loan facilities.

FP2020 contributes to the goals of the EVERY WOMAN EVERY CHILD Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, and a commitment to FP2020 is in support of the Every Woman Every Child movement.

The FP2020 Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

Measurement partners include the Performance Monitoring & Evidence Working Group, Track20, PMA2020, the Demographic Health Survey, and others who work to align and improve family planning measurement. FP2020 collaborates closely with Track20 and with governments in FP2020 countries to collect, analyze, and use data to monitor progress and improve family planning strategies and plans.

The Expert Advisory Community is a volunteer network of more than 140 technical experts on family planning who can be mobilized to address specific challenges at the country and global level.

FP2020 Focal Points in each country include representatives from the government, donor agencies, and civil society. These focal points serve as the key representatives of FP2020 in-country, and coordinate with each other, the government, other partners and stakeholders, and the FP2020 Secretariat to drive progress on the country’s family planning goals.