The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights globally and in the United States through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education, designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, and promote sound policy and program development. Established in 1968, the Institute is the leading think tank in its field, with a reputation among advocates, policy makers, journalists, and other key audiences as a source for rigorous research, incisive analysis, and sophisticated communications. The Institute was named in honor of Alan F. Guttmacher, an American ob-gyn, author and leader in reproductive health who identified the need for and nurtured the development of the organization that now bears his name. As part of the UAP project, the Guttmacher Institute seeks to protect and strengthen the U.S. commitment to sexual and reproductive health through robust funding and improved policies.
The Guttmacher Institute uses their UAP grant to advance SRHR policies and defend against attacks on U.S. foreign aid policies and practices through the dissemination of rigorous, policy-relevant evidence to key stakeholders; leadership within the International Family Planning Coalition and the Blueprint Coalition; and through policymaker education and champion-building, especially in Congress.