Advance Family Planning

Visit the Advance Family Planning Website Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an advocacy initiative comprised of partner organizations worldwide, all working to increase the financial investment and political commitment needed to ensure access to quality, voluntary family planning. Since 2009, the AFP SMART—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound—advocacy approach has led to more than 500 advocacy wins across all levels of government. The wins include increased budgets for family planning, improved policies to expand contraceptive access and choice, and gained visibility for family planning.

In addition to supporting locally-driven advocacy in focus countries across Africa and Asia, AFP also supports emerging, high-impact family planning advocacy efforts through the Opportunity Fund, a small grants program managed with our partner PAI.

AFP works to build on the momentum of the 2012 London Family Planning Summit and achieve the goals of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) partnership: to enable 120 million more women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to access contraceptive information, services, and supplies, without coercion or discrimination by 2020.

AFP helps to achieve this goal by mobilizing political leaders, funders, researchers, service providers, religious leaders, and civil society at national and subnational levels of government. The project focuses advocacy efforts on the discrete policy and funding decisions critical to advancing family planning.

AFP was established in 2009 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Learn more about the advocacy initiative’s aim and approach.

Focus Countries

AFP is mobilizing sustainable family planning and reproductive health advocacy in focus countries that have the potential to foster wider replication of the AFP approach.

  • Burkina Faso
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Other Countries