Climate Change, Population and Climate Change

Malawi’s Women Face Risk, Find Resilience Amid Flooding

On January 13th, 2015, the President of Malawi declared a third of the country a disaster zone. Heavy rains that fell over a couple of weeks led to severe flooding, and an estimated 170,000 people have been displaced and 79 … Continue Reading

To Change the World, You Must Know Your World

Last summer, as African heads of state convened in Washington, D.C. for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, the Washington Post published a quiz asking its readers to locate African countries on a map. The chart below summarizes the results of more … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

You Can’t Talk About Women’s Empowerment Without This

Last week, the Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, setting out their “big bets” for the next 15 years of global development. Key to achieving their vision is the empowerment of women and girls, and the above video … Continue Reading

Family Planning

I’m All In on Women

This piece was originally published on the Huffington Post. Sandwiched between the State of the Union address and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is another January tradition: the release of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Annual Letter. International development practitioners … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Seizing Advocacy Opportunities, Delivering Policy Wins The Opportunity Fund: Year Two in Review (2013-14)

Commitments may get headlines, but advocates get results. Advocacy and accountability efforts—both of a sustained and opportunistic nature—are central drivers of progress on Family Planning 2020 and the Ouagadougou Partnership (two global efforts to improve family planning access, choice, quality … Continue Reading

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