Despite significant challenges of shrinking ODA budgets and political change both within Europe as in other parts of the world, European donors remain committed to improving sexual and reproductive health and family planning, a testament to the strong foundations that have been established by the SRH/FP community over the years. So says the latest Countdown 2030 Europe report analysing European donor financial and policy support to SRH/FP in 12 European donor countries for 2015-2016.
In 2016, numerous new policies and strategic plans from C2030E countries have been published, confirming this commitment through progressive programming strategies and funding streams. Although financial expenditure from 2014 to 2015 has gone down for population assistance and UNFPA (respectively a 13% and 9% decrease compared to 2014 levels), C2030E countries’ contributions to population assistance increased by 12% compared to 2012 levels and were maintained at the same 2012 levels for UNFPA.
Going forwards, in 2017 the Countdown 2030 Europe Consortium will continue its advocacy in preventing last year’s cuts to sustain, and in supporting the longer-term trend of increasing European donor support for SRH/FP. Initiatives like the She Decides international conference bring with it a sense of momentum for change, which the Consortium believes will need to be continued throughout 2017 and beyond to ensure European alignment of financial expenditure to SRH/FP policy commitments.
What we do
One of our core functions is to collectfinancial data on their governments’ official development assistance for sexualand reproductive health and family planning. Based on the latest datacollected, we develop trends analyses for Europe and each of the individualEuropean donor countries on support for SRH/FP.
Countdown 2030 Europe is committed to publishing these reports annually.