Linking Family Planning and Global Development
Illustrate and Advocate
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.
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.
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.
- The Four Dividends: How Age Structure Change Can Benefit Development
- Building Resilience to Water Scarcity: The Role of Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Integrating Population, Health, and Environment for Sustainable Development in Kenya
- Strengthening Competitiveness and Fostering Strong Institutions: The Role of Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Demand Satisfied: Understanding the Sustainable Development Goal Indicator for Family Planning
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 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