Linking Family Planning and Global Development

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Family Planning: A Key to Unlocking the Sustainable Development Goals

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Family Planning: A Key to Unlocking the Sustainable Development Goals (5:18) Family planning has a strong ripple effect across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. K4Health’s animation illustrates how and why family planning is vital to our ability to meet global development challenges, from reducing poverty to slowing climate change to preventing civil unrest.

One Investment, Many Returns: The Economic Benefits of Family Planning (3:41) Family planning not only has the potential to improve health; it has the power to transform economies. Investing in expanding access to voluntary family planning contributes to better economic outcomes for households, communities, and nations. Out of all of the 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, universal access to contraception would yield the second-highest return on investment, making it a development "best buy." K4Health's latest video shows how.

K4Health's PHE Voices collection. Two members of Madagascar's Population, Health, Environment network practice new photography techniques during a K4Health-led storytelling workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar. (Photo credit: David Alexander)

Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Voices

Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) is a development approach that focuses on the relationship between human health and environmental health. Integrated PHE programs improve primary health care services, particularly family planning and reproductive health, while also helping communities conserve biodiversity, manage natural resources, and develop sustainable livelihoods. K4Health has been working with USAID missions and partners in Ethiopia, Madagascar, and the Philippines to capture and share their PHE stories. Storytelling is a powerful advocacy tool for the PHE approach and complements research and evaluation data. Our PHE Voices collection includes photo stories, animated videos, blog posts, and collected FP Voices stories.

Gates Goalkeepers report. The Arktek cooler can keep vaccines cold for a month, allowing health workers to reach children in the most remote regions (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). (Photo: Intellectual Ventures)

Data, in full color

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers report, to be published annually from 2017 to 2030, tracks 18 data points included in the Sustainable Development Goals that the foundation considers fundamental to people’s health and well-being. To complement the data, the multimedia report also features stories about the leaders, innovations, and policies that have made the difference in countries where progress has been most significant.

The Population Reference Bureau's (PRB) World Population Data Sheet package is widely used and cited by educators, policymakers, journalists, program implementers, and others who value the Data Sheet as a trusted reference and source of timely demographic analysis. This year’s edition provides the latest data on 26 key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, the world's regions, and more than 200 countries and territories. The special focus of the 2018 Data Sheet is changing age structures around the world, which can have important implications for countries’ economic and social trajectories, as well as their resource allocation and policy decisions.

PRB also creates beautiful, visually engaging infographics and data sheets on a variety of SDG-related topics. Complex research is distilled into clear and compelling messages and graphics, enabling leaders at all levels to grasp the evidence base for investment in health as a key development strategy.

SDGs in Action

Info at your fingertips

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals: the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is developed by the GSMA, which represents nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign to spread the messaging of the SDGs. Learn about the 17 SDGs, get news on specific goals, find out what you can do to achieve them, create your own events, and invite others to join you in sustainable actions. Download SDGs in Action from the App Store or Google Play.

SDGinsights

SDGinsights is a personalized information platform that provides the latest ideas and articles on sustainable development in the form of an interactive online magazine. Originally developed to fulfill social media management needs, SDGinsights supports sustainable development by helping users find new ideas and information about the SDGs through lateral thinking, reaching beyond typical areas of interest or expertise. SDGinsights fills a needed niche in the development community by expanding the scope of articles, posts, and other media that we normally see during our daily routines. While you may begin with a specific SDG topic in mind, loosely related information connections encourage cross-sector thinking and conversation. Choose the keywords that best correspond to your SDG interests, then browse the results.

Photoshare: images that tell stories

Photoshare offers thousands of international public health and development images to users free of charge for nonprofit and educational use.

Illustrated Guide to Sustainable Development Goals

Poverty eradication

Food security and nutrition/sustainable agriculture

Desertification, land degradation and drought

Desertification, land degradation, and drought

Water and sanitation

Employment, decent work and social protection

Employment, decent work, and social protection

Youth, education and culture

Youth, education, and culture

Health and population dynamics

Health and population dynamics

Sustained and inclusive economic growth

Sustained and inclusive economic growth

Macroeconomic policy questions

Macroeconomic policy questions

Energy

Energy

Sustainable Development Financing

Sustainable development financing

Means of implementation

Means of implementation

Global partnership for achieving sustainable development

Global partnership for achieving sustainable development

Needs of countries in special situations

Needs of countries in special situations

Human rights

Human rights

Regional/Global governance

Regional/global governance

Sustainable cities and human settlements

Sustainable cities and human settlements

Sustainable transport

Sustainable transport

Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste)

Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste)

Climate change

Climate change

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction

Oceans and seas

Oceans and seas

Forests and biodiversity

Forests and biodiversity

Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women

Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality, and women

Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace

Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding, and the promotion of durable peace

Rule of law and governance

Rule of law and governance

Family Planning

Family planning

 

Topic last updated: March 27, 2019