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

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Government’s Finances

Last month, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) posted 53,000 transaction records—updated through June 30, 2013—online. Now, anyone with an internet connection can see that the agency spent $569,650 to Pathfinder International to strengthen health systems for family … Continue Reading

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Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading