Financing and Aid Effectiveness

It’s YOUR Money: Do You Know Where It’s Going?

Public officials are important custodians of public money, but the money is not theirs. Your government’s budget actually belongs to you, as a citizen and a taxpayer.  So how does your government manage “your” money, and how can you make … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

Syria’s Expectant Mothers Face Dual Perils of Bombs and Birth

Imagine what it would be like to live in a city under siege. Now imagine that you are just weeks, or even days, away from giving birth. Do you remain where you are, knowing that when the time comes you … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

A Woman’s Worth

This post was originally published on Impatient Optimists. A walk to her local clinic may take several hours. She may have to wait in line. She may have to go back several times before she can get the method she … Continue Reading

Family Planning, U.S. Foreign Assistance

#AWomansWorth Tweet-A-Thon Tomorrow!

Right now, around the world, more than 222 million women want something they can’t get: access to modern contraceptives.   Fortunately, countries and other donors are joining together to help these women get what they want, and it’s time for … Continue Reading

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Day 5 Recap: It’s a Wrap

The long hours were worth it. Throughout the week, there were challenges that bordered on the surreal. No room reservations, microphones that didn’t work, emails that got caught up in the system. Admittedly modest in scope, these bureaucratic problems threatened, at … Continue Reading