By setting goals, a country becomes accountable for improving and expanding family planning over time. Making clear the government’s vision for the family planning program, goals will inform the national strategy or costed implementation plan (CIP) that details what must be done to achieve the desired outcomes. A right-sized goal is an important aspect of accountability; setting a goal too low or too high may impact motivation and limit the ability to hold the government accountable. An ambitious but achievable goal will generate momentum and political will, focus efforts, and serve as a benchmark for measuring progress.


Brief & Graphic

Setting goals to measure progress aims to discuss the approaches to setting goals, the advantages and disadvantages of those approaches, along with the tools to support goal setting.

As part of the efforts to improve understanding of goal setting, this infographic illustrates the tools and steps to assist in the goal setting process.

Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET)

The Family Planning Estimation Tool (FPET) is a web application that uses all available survey data to produce annual estimates for key family planning indicators, such as contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning.

Reality Check

Reality Check is a tool that tool generates data for evidence-based family planning advocacy and strategic planning by examining the relationship between contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and population to estimate the resources required to achieve a future goal and the potential impact of achieving that goal.


FamPlan projects family planning requirements needed to reach national goals for addressing unmet need or achieving desired fertility. It can be used to set realistic goals, to plan for the service expansion required to meet program objectives, and to evaluate alternative methods of achieving goals.

Projecting Injectable Use Model

The Projecting Subcutaneous and Self-Injectable Use Model is a web-based tool that estimates the number of potential subcutaneous injectable (SC) and self-injectable (SI) users annually through 2030 for FP2020 countries.

Country Opportunity Briefs

Track20 Country Opportunity Briefs bring together a wide range of data sources to explore potential opportunities for family planning, considering areas related to demand for contraception, availability and access to services, quality and equity, and the enabling environment.

FP Goals

FP Goals combines demographic data, family planning program information, and evidence of the effectiveness of diverse interventions to help decision-makers set realistic goals and prioritize investments across different family planning interventions.

Maximum Contraceptive Prevalence Model

The Maximum CPR Model allows policy makers, family planning advocates, and individuals to determine a country’s highest potential contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR), both in terms of use for spacing and for limiting, based on an ideal number of children and key demographic life events.