A brand new KFF evaluation finds donor authorities help for international household planning efforts totaled US$1.40 billion in 2020, a decline of US$114 million in comparison with final 12 months’s degree of US$1.52 billion. This decline in donor funding was largely because of the decreased funding from the UK, household planning’s second largest donor after the US.
The UK decline was partly because of the timing of disbursements, but in addition to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its total financial system since, by regulation, the UK abroad help price range is a share of gross nationwide revenue, which declined in 2020. Along with the UK, three different nations (Demark, Germany, and Norway) additionally decreased their 2020 funding for household planning.
Three authorities donors elevated their funding in 2020 (Canada, France, and Sweden), whereas a further three remained flat (Australia, Netherlands, and the US). Although the US didn’t improve its funding in 2020, it stays the biggest donor to bilateral household planning funding, offering 41% of the whole bilateral funding.
The brand new report additionally finds donor governments elevated their contributions to UNFPA in 2020, rising by greater than US$40 million in comparison with 2019, regardless of the shortage of funding from the US in 2020 because of the Trump Administration’s invoking of the Kemp-Kasten modification to withhold all help from UNFPA.
Funding stays unsure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, however the Biden Administration and present Congress have expressed help for elevated household planning funding for 2021.
Outcomes of this evaluation are additionally included within the annual progress report from FP2030, Measurement Report 2021. FP2030 is the successor to FP2020, a worldwide initiative that ran from 2012 to 2020.