The newest analysis done by Countdown 2030 Europe shows that financial and political commitments have been solidified in 2018-2019, and support was championed in many global fora. The majority of European countries under review (10 out of 12) either increased or maintained funding to SRH/FP, even where in some instances cuts to Official Development Assistance (ODA) have been made.
The combined figure for all 12 European donor countries gives an estimated support of 845 million Euros to SRH/FP for 2018, an overall increase of 4% when compared to 2017 and 42% compared to 2012. There is also an increase of 25 million Euros in funding to UNFPA between 2017-2018.
Ireland showed the most significant increase in percentage growth of funding for SRH/FP since 2017, with an increase of funding by 50%, followed by Spain (42%). The UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden remain the largest donors. Among these, both Norway and the UK sustained 2017 levels and the Netherlands showed the most significant increase in absolute terms.
With 2020 being a key timebound deadline for the FP2020 global commitments, the call to action across the global health community to increase funding for international SRHR and FP programmes will be reinforced. The Countdown 2030 Europe consortium will use landmark moments including the follow-up of the Nairobi Summit and the ongoing Beijing +25 review to ensure Europe remains a strong supporter for these issues worldwide.
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