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

Climate Change, Environment, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population and Climate Change

GEF Opens the Door: Will Family Planning Advocates Walk Through?

This week, I attended my first-ever meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. The GEF is financial mechanism that provides funding for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. … Continue Reading

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