Getting to FP2020:
Evidence Gaps and Research Priorities
Breakfast panel at Women Deliver 2013
Tuesday, 28 May
The global community came together in July 2012 in pursuit of an ambitious goal: ensuring that 120 million additional women and girls have access to effective family planning information and services by the year 2020. National governments, civil society, and the private sector committed to tackle the barriers that still prevent too many women from using contraceptives, and donors committed $2.6 billion in new funding to support these efforts. But with just seven years left until 2020, it is essential that funding and program decisions are evidence-based.
Recognizing the need for more research to inform FP2020 efforts—and the need for close alignment of donors and development partners to prevent duplication—in December 2012 a group of bilateral, multilateral, and private foundation funders came together to discuss areas where cooperative action could help fill critical knowledge gaps. Their conversation was informed by an in-depth review of existing evidence on family planning program implementation and remaining research questions, developed by the Population Council.
During this panel, representatives from the December 2012 meeting will be joined by key researchers and policymakers to discuss where new research could have the greatest impact, and some of the immediate, mid, and longer-term strategies to generate the evidence needed to achieve the goals of FP2020.
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