Explore the Gates Institute Platform

Innovative approaches to family planning advocacy, programming & research


In 2021, the Gates Institute refreshed its vision and strategy for the next five years to prominently acknowledge platforms as a new way of doing business.


In 2022, the Gates Institute will accelerate groundbreaking research, advocacy and programmatic work through our network of platforms and synergistic approach to making positive disruptions in FP, SRHR and public health across the globe.


We invite investors, donors, the civil society, the community-based organizations, philanthropists, the corporate sector and governments (national and local) to become strategic partners in making the world better through the promise of the platform approach.


We invite you to learn more by exploring below.


Learn more about GI's Platforms Approach

International Conference on Family Planning


The ICFP is more than a conference. It’s also a platform, a movement, and a community.

The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) serves as a strategic inflection point for the family planning and reproductive health community worldwide. We are excited to bring the 2022 ICFP to Pattaya City, Thailand from 14-17 November 2022 to celebrate the integral role that family planning plays in accelerating the promise of universal health coverage.


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Supporting Locally Led Family Planning Advocacy


The Advance Family Planning (AFP) advocacy initiative has mobilized more than $169.7 million US dollars in domestic funding for family planning and achieved more than 2,800 advocacy wins in 30 countries and over 500 subnational geographies.


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Performance Monitoring for Action


PMA uses innovative mobile technology that supports high-quality, rapid-turnaround surveys, monitoring key health and development indicators on an annual basis and generating unique data to inform health policy and programming that better meets the needs of women and their families.

The program is implemented by local universities and research organizations in nine countries, deploying a cadre of female resident data collectors trained in mobile data collection.


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120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders

Over the last 20 years, Gates Institute has continued to build upon an essential pillar of our work by identifying, encouraging and preparing this next generation of family planning and reproductive health leaders.

120 Under 40 shines a light on the “positive disruptions” made by young leaders in reproductive health, enabling others to model their behavior and build on their success. The project’s international profile increases awareness of reproductive health as critical to young people’s health and well-being and essential to sustainable global development.

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The Challenge Initiative


The Challenge Initiative (TCI) is a global platform that supports local governments in urban areas to scale up high-impact interventions that have been proven successful.

By working through existing government and community systems and institutionalizing these practices, TCI facilitates self-reliance and sustainability, while achieving impact. Its current work focuses on family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) programming, but the TCI platform can accommodate any health area related to maternal, newborn and child health.

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Demographic Dividend


Gates Institute partners with a consortium of researchers from top universities to address key research and policy questions related to the Demographic Dividend (DD).

The Institute has also organized international gatherings on the DD and worked with the Population Reference Bureau, the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa to produce a demographic dividend report and briefs to better assist policy makers in understanding issues around the DD.