European donor countries increase support for sexual & reproductive care in development cooperation

Long before COVID-19 struck, progressive governments in Europe were at the forefront of global action to support SRHR. Countdown 2030 Europe new analysis concluded that eight out of twelve key European donor countries sustained or increased their funding for SRH/FP with Germany taking the lead with the most significant increase in percentage growth of funding followed by the UK and France. In total, these 12 countries invested 1.17 billion Euros in expanding access to SRH/FP in 2019.

On the policy side as well, European donors have strongly increased their commitment and focus on SRH/FP.

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