Ensuring EU leadership on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning (SRH/FP)

The European Union (EU) is a unique actor in the development cooperation field: contributions from EU institutions and its 28 Member States make it the biggest multilateral provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) worldwide.

In this factsheet we look at the EU’s financial support to SRH/FP in 2017 and the overall trends. There has been a significant increase in EU funding to SRH/FP to 216 million EUR in 2017 which much of these funds going to the UNFPA and to other SRH/FP organisations.

Indeed, this newest data gives a clear signal that the EU upholds reproductive freedom for all through its policies and budgeting decisions. Countdown 2030 Europe calls on the EU to continue to champion reproductive freedom and gender equality in its international cooperation and development policy as well as funding. The discussion on the next 7-year budget (MFF), the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) and the programming of the funds provide unique opportunities in this regard.

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Illustration: Ivonne Navarro