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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Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Is the World Bank Feeling the Heat from Reproductive Health Groups?

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about US government’s budget gridlock or even back-to-school.  For those who monitor the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs), fall is time for the World Bank and International … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Budget Advocacy: How Does Your Country Measure Up?

Create infographics If last month’s comparisons of the US Government’s Foreign Assistance Dashboard to the UK’s Development Tracker left you wondering how countries stack up when it comes to budget advocacy – this month’s post is for you. To better … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Thanks and Spanks to Family Planning Donors

World leaders are convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly meetings. Their agenda is packed with high-level events to promote gender equality, sustainable development, education, and peace and security. Less talked about is the fact … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

No One Said Changing the World Was Easy

Suzanna is writing from Nairobi, Kenya, where she is currently meeting with partners on PAI’s RH BudgetWatch project. The circumstances are challenging: Women go to facilities that are stocked out of the type of contraception they depend on to protect … 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