Linking Family Planning and Global Development
- The Population, Health, and Environment Toolkit offers the best available knowledge and practices on how to design and implement, communicate, promote, and advocate for PHE programs and policies. It contains:
- Information about integration benefits, PHE links, and emerging issues and “hot topics”
- Guidance on and experiences about program design, training materials, implementation, data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and scale-up and replication of PHE efforts
- PHE research, evaluations, and conference documents
- Guidance and examples of effective PHE policy, advocacy, and communications
- The Family Planning Advocacy Toolkit features a section on Linking Family Planning and Global Development. Here you can find evidence and advocacy materials on the many connections between family planning and other issues in international development:
- Poverty reduction (Goal 1)
- Food security (Goal 2)
- Health (Goal 3)
- Education (Goal 4)
- Economic development and the demographic dividend (Goal 8)
- The environment (Goals 13, 14, 15)
- Security (Goal 16)
- The Youth Policy Toolkit contains policies and related resources to address the intersections between youth sexual and reproductive health and other development issues, including gender-based violence, HIV, poverty, and human trafficking.
- The Health and Development Programming Integration Toolkit offers information and materials on many topics addressed by the SDGs, including food security, health, gender, agriculture, disaster preparedness, and more.
Connecting the Dots
The Family Planning-Sustainable Development Goals (FP-SDGs) Model (Health Policy Plus, 2018) is an evidence-based advocacy tool that projects medium- and long-term effects of three different family planning scenarios, capturing the significant impact of contraceptive use on SDG achievement. The model can be applied in any country, and allows users to design multiple scenarios to show how investments in family planning, education, and the economy can accelerate progress toward the SDGs. By showcasing the benefits of family planning related to health, society, and the economy, the model provides evidence that supports FP investments at national and subnational levels.