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

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Zambian Advocates Win Big With New Budget Line for Reproductive Health Supplies

In January, the government of Zambia approved its first-ever budget line for reproductive health supplies, including contraceptives. The government allocated $9.3 million for fiscal year 2014 to supplies—a major achievement for Zambian reproductive health advocates. Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia … Continue Reading

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Sex and Sustainable Development

This blog was originally published by Women at the Center, a site addressing the connections between reproductive health and rights, empowerment, and environmental sustainability. Where does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) fit into a sustainable development agenda? Just about everywhere, … Continue Reading