Additional financing for family planning (FP) in Pakistan is strongly justified, not only to increase contraceptive prevalence, reduce unmet FP need, and avert millions of unwanted pregnancies, but also to reduce maternal mortality and effect improvements in other spheres of development. As a safeguard against unintended fertility, FP contributes to national savings in multiple ways, and additional annual funding of $93 million—or 40 cents per capita—is a relatively minor investment that promises huge dividends.
Sathar, Zeba. 2020. "Best Bets: Additional Funding for Family Planning—International evidence on financing of family planning," brief. Islamabad: Population Center Pakistan.
Maintaining the Momentum of the Family Planning Taskforce Recommendations in Pakistan