Making Family Planning Count is a three-year initiative (2015-2017) of the United Nations Population Division to improve the quantity, quality, transparency and accessibility of family planning indicators, and of the population data that underlie models of the determinants and impact of improved accessibility of family planning.
Combining newly generated data on family planning with other relevant population data produced by the Population Division, and making them more widely and easily accessible, will support efforts by policymakers and planners to translate political commitments into practical plans, programmes and projects. This work will also support advocacy and accountability efforts, helping to strengthen the political commitment to global health, including initiatives such as Family Planning 2020.
The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Improve the global community’s ability to track progress in meeting the demand for family planning
- Produce estimates and projections of contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning for all women by age group
- Improve the accessibility and transparency of the demographic data required for analysing the impact of improved accessibility of family planning