Advance Family Planning

Visit AFP's website  Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an advocacy initiative that aims 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 1,800 advocacy wins across all levels of government. The wins include increased budgets for family planning, improved policies to expand contraceptive access and choice, and greater visibility for family planning.

In addition to supporting locally-driven advocacy in 8 focus countries and the Francophone West African region, AFP supports emerging, high-impact family planning advocacy efforts through the Opportunity Fund, a small grants program managed with PAI.

AFP works to achieve the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goal: 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. To help reach this goal, AFP mobilizes political leaders, funders, researchers, service providers, religious leaders, and civil society members at national and subnational levels of government to take action. 

AFP 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 AFP’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