Achieving Malawi’s Sustainable Development Goals: Modeling the Impact of Investing in Family Planning
Malawi’s Population Unit in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, with support from HP+, applied the Family Planning-Sustainable Development Goals Model to simulate the effects of increased investment in family planning on 13 health and non-health Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators by 2050. Results indicate that socioeconomic reforms combined with family planning investments provide the largest benefits. Malawi will be better positioned to achieve the SDGs if decision makers prioritize family planning in policies, programs, and funding across sectors. This brief summarizes model results and offers actions that stakeholders can consider to accelerate progress on family planning and the SDGs.