Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

What We’re Reading: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor

We’re only halfway through 2014, but if you follow development news, you may already be tired of hearing about the post-2015 development agenda. There’s been ongoing debate this year about what the world should focus on once the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

BRICS Declaration Establishing New Development Bank Recognizes Importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last week, leaders of the five most powerful emerging economies reached agreement on the $50 billion New Development Bank headquartered in China. The so-called BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—wanted a bank that would rival the U.S.- and European-dominated … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

What We’re Reading: From Donorship to Ownership

Domestic financing will be the most important source of funds to deliver on the post-2015 development agenda. That is one of the findings from the High Level Panel Report on post-2015, released last year. For those of you who work … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Social Impact Bonds: A New Way to Fund Family Planning?

Health care costs are mounting, while at the same time, overseas development aid is dropping. How will developing country governments pay their medical bills? Can private investors come to the rescue? While in the long-term, developing country governments must develop … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

World Bank Barely Gets Passing Grade on Reproductive Health

Last week, IPPF launched their second Scorecard on the World Bank’s Reproductive Health Action Plan (RHAP). Don’t look for an actual score: IPPF used a narrative evaluation (essentially a Pass/Fail system). The Bank passed, barely. The Bank, unsurprisingly, thinks they … Continue Reading

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