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Family Planning

More and more research underlines the large health and economic benefits of investing in access to contraception for women, their families, and their communities. In fact, CGD research demonstrates that access to contraception is not only correlated with but can even cause women’s economic empowerment and drive economic growth. Yet global efforts to increase access have been impacted by significant policy shifts. CGD research examines how to ensure sustainable family planning financing and services amidst universal health coverage goals and uncertainties in development assistance. Experts promote effective financing approaches for family planning at the global and national levels, equipping policymakers, family planning advocates, and the broader global health community to navigate shifting funding and policy environments.