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

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Opportunity Fund Awards More Than $100,000 to Expand Family Planning Advocacy in West Africa

“Smart, strategic advocacy to country governments is a critical piece of increasing their commitment to family planning and helping to expand access for women worldwide. Advocacy work is often underfunded, but we can’t afford to miss these opportunities.” – PAI President … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Zambian Family Planning Advocates: “Think Like an Ant, Not An Elephant.”

“In Zambia, family planning is not part of the nursing school curriculum.” It seems unbelievable, but our partners from the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia explain that unless nurses get special post-training, they are not routinely taught how to insert … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Kulera = Happy, Healthy Family

Golden Makoka is a 30-year-old taxi driver in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe. He and his wife have one child, and one more on the way. They only want two to three children, so they can provide for them properly. “I … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

What We’re Reading: Budget Advocacy Can Help Break the Cycle of Corruption

Corruption is a hot topic. Budget advocacy?  Sadly, not as much. But a recent interview in prominent Nigerian newspaper This Day suggests that budget advocates could be the missing link to keeping corruption in check. The interview Mr. Ugo Jim-Nwoko, … Continue Reading

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Why We Care (And Why You Should, Too)

Recently, PAI President and CEO Suzanne Ehlers was featured by the United Nation Foundation’s Why We Care campaign, a platform for individuals to share their journeys to becoming champions for international reproductive health. In her essay, Suzanne talks about formative Peace … Continue Reading