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Advance Family Planning (AFP)

Implementing Organisation

Population Foundation of India with donor support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Geographic Focus Area

Advocacy in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and at the national level 

Project Period

November 2012 – October 2017


Advance Family Planning (AFP) is an advocacy initiative comprising individual family planning champions, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and regional health and development networks. It aims to increase financial investment and political commitment to ensure access to high quality, voluntary family planning through evidence-based advocacy. The initiative aims to contribute to efforts related to india meeting its commitments made at the London Family Planning Summit in 2012. 


  • Budget and expense tracking for family planning in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

  • Increase budget allocation and expenditure for family planning in the state Programme Implementation Plans (PIP)

  • Increase contraceptive choices

  • Address policy barriers to improve the family planning programme

  • Improve performance review mechanisms for family planning in the state