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

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Committed to FP2020? Invest in Civil Society!

As five countries – Benin, Mauritania, DRC, Myanmar, and Guinea – made new commitments to FP2020 last week in Addis, one plea was made multiple times on the last day of the International Conference on Family Planning: don’t neglect civil … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

“Rolling Thunder” of New Financial Commitments Reinforce Budget Lines for Family Planning

There is a “rolling thunder” of momentum around pledges to FP2020, said Monica Karrigan of the Gates Foundation this morning, when six new countries made commitments to FP2020 at the International Conference on Family Planning. FP2020 is the global effort … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Beyond the Numbers Key to FP2020’s Success is Realizing Rights of Women and Girls

Adda has given birth to thirteen children at home in her rural village in northern Cameroon.  When asked if she has ever heard of family planning, Adda simply replies “no.” Halima, a mother of three in Tanzania, doesn’t want any … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population Trends and Demography

Womenomics 101

You’ve heard it from us before: investing in family planning pays. But it’s not just that these programs are cost-effective–saving money in other development areas such as health, education, and water and sanitation. Family planning can also give a long-term … 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