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Donor Government Assistance for Family Planning in 2012

Executive Summary
  1. UNFPA, Financial Resource Flows for Population Activities Report 2011, 2013.

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  2. Family Planning 2020, London Summit on Family Planning: Summaries of Commitments, May 2013.

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Report
  1. WHO, Family Planning Fact Sheet, updated May 2013.

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  2. Guttmacher Institute/UNFPA, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Contraceptive Services Estimates for 2012, June 2012.

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  3. UNFPA, Financial Resource Flows for Population Activities Report 2011, 2013.

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  4. While the OECD CRS database and the Resource Flows project, a joint collaboration between UNFPA and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), both provide data on donor government funding for family planning activities, the latest available data from both sources is from 2011. Additionally, the CRS data, which is incorporated into the Resource Flows database, does not include all forms of assistance (e.g., funding to countries such as Russia and the Baltic States that are no longer included in the CRS database), and may not include certain funding streams provided by donors, such as family planning components of mixed-purpose grants to non-governmental organizations.

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  5. Since 2012, 4 other governments have become DAC Members: The Czech Republic, Iceland, the Slovak Republic, and Poland.

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  6. OECD, The List of CRS Purpose Codes, 2011.

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  7. A disbursement is the actual release of funds to, or the purchase of goods or services for, a recipient. An enactment represents a budgetary decision that funding will be provided, regardless of the time at which an actual outlays, or disbursement, occurs. Therefore, disbursements in any given year may include funds committed (enacted) in prior years and in some cases, not all funds committed (enacted) during a government fiscal year are disbursed in that year. While most donor governments examined disburse enacted amounts within the same year, the U.S. government does not and may disburse enactments over multiple years. For instance, in FY 2012, U.S. bilateral enacted funding for family planning activities totaled $638.5 million, while disbursements totaled $485 million.

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  8. UNFPA’s revenue in 2012 totaled $981.4 million, of which US$437.5 million was provided by donor governments as direct contributions in support of UNFPA’s core activities (core-contributions). An additional US$530.1 million was provided by donors in support of specific activities implemented by UNFPA (where this funding was provided by donor governments to UNFPA in support of specific family planning activities, it was counted as part of that donor government’s bilateral funding amount).

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  9. At the time of publication, while the analytic team was able to identify specific family planning activities within bilateral programming (except as otherwise noted), it was not able to do so for UNFPA’s core annual funding. To date, UNFPA family planning activities have often been reported as part of broader categories, including reproductive health and maternal and child health, as well as part of larger multisectoral efforts, including those in education, human rights, and capacity building.  It is expected that such disaggregation will be available in the future and UNFPA reports that it is currently working to develop such a methodology for doing so.

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  10. UNFPA, World Population Day Marked with Renewed Push to Expand Family Planning Access Around the Globe, July 2012.  

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