Working Paper

Family planning’s global resurgence over the past decade has increased attention on implementing policies and programs that are based on scientific evidence. The FP2020 initiative, which challenges countries and donors to expand access to voluntary family planning to an additional 120 million contraceptive users by 2020, has been particularly instrumental in promoting evidence-based family planning […]


This brief provides policymakers and program implementers with evidence about the impact of gender dynamics on treatment access and adherence and the gender-related gaps in treatment research and programming. It also includes priority actions that can be taken to better address gender within treatment programming and raises questions for implementation science in order to achieve […]


Family planning (FP) is urgently needed in Pakistan but progress remains slow. In its 2002 Population Policy, the country pledged to reduce its total fertility rate to 2.2 by 2020; at the London Summit in 2012, it further committed to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) to 55 percent by the same year. Despite some important achievements, Pakistan’s […]

Meeting Report

Male engagement in family planning is widely recognized as an important programmatic component. It is especially relevant in countries like Pakistan where fertility rates remain high and family planning use is low due to a host of factors that include gender inequality and men’s dominant role in family decisionmaking. The Population Council Pakistan, as part of the […]