Grant is closed

Jan 2013 – Dec 2018

Contraceptive Implant Volume Guarantee



Multiple countries – Global

To increase access to long-acting reversible contraception for women in 69 countries prioritised by Family Planning 2020.


  • Bayer -

  • Merck

Other funders

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -

  • Government of Norway -

  • Swedish International Development Corporation

This six-year market shaping programme is designed to make contraceptive implants more affordable. We are supporting a multi-donor procurement guarantee to Merck and Bayer in exchange for halving the price of implants. Our portion of the guarantee is 10.8 per cent of the overall market-shaping programme. 

Since the launch of the guarantee, there has been no draw-down of the guaranteed funds. Our portion of the guarantee was worth up to $36 million. If market demand continues to exceed the annual volume guarantee, there will be no need to call on these funds. 

As the full $36 million is unlikely to be disbursed, it is not included in the overall Grant Portfolio figure. 


The price of implants has halved as a result of the multi-donor volume guarantee. With the price reduction, combined orders of contraceptive implants has increased by 62 per cent in 2014 compared to 2012, resulting in large savings to governments in developing countries.