Family Planning Effort Index (FPE)
What is the FPE?

The Family Planning Effort Index (FPE) is a long-standing measure that quantifies the strength of national Family Planning Programs. The FPE has been collected periodically since 1972, and provides results across four key components: policies, services, evaluation, and access. The index was developed to measure the level of effort that goes into FP programs, and to track how this changes over time.

The FPE:
  1. Allows for cross-national comparisons of FP programs at different points over several years;
  2. Traces the evolution of the FP program in a given country over time; and
  3. Measures FP program input, independent of outcomes (such as contraceptive prevalence or fertility)1.

1 List taken from: Family Planning Program Effort Index: Measure Evaluation

Explore FPE results

Select from the drop-down lists below to see results from the FPE. You can look at overall scores and individual components for FPE results from 1972 to 2014. Below this table you will find links to additional resources- including an excel spreadsheet with the full FPE data set.

Sub components

Download supporting materials

This excel file includes all detailed FPE data by country, with a tab for each round of the FPE from 1972 to 2014. FPE Datafile
This document provides additional information to guide use and interpretation of the FPE scores. Notes on FPE scores
This link directs you to the latest publication on the FPE, written by Bernice Kuang and Isabel Brodsky and published in International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Global Trends in Family Planning Programs, 1999-2014
This page from the Measure Evaluation FP and Reproductive Health Indicator Database provides an overview of the FPE. Family Planning Program Effort Index Overview
Questionnaire used for the 2014 round of the FPE English French