Family Planning, International Policies

What We’re Reading: A Step Backward for Family Planning in Iran

Some might be surprised that Iran’s family planning program has been pointed to as a success story over the last few decades. While it was by no means perfect, the national family planning program that took root in the 1990’s … Continue Reading

International Policies, Population and Climate Change

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

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

What We’re Reading: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor

We’re only halfway through 2014, but if you follow development news, you may already be tired of hearing about the post-2015 development agenda. There’s been ongoing debate this year about what the world should focus on once the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

International Policies

Open Working Group Ends With Proposed Sustainable Development Goals

Last week, the U.N. Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals met for the last time, after a total of 13 meetings over 18 months. It was a grueling marathon negotiation that went through the wee hours on Friday … Continue Reading

International Policies, Youth

Time for Action as Sustainable Development Goals Take Shape

This is the last week of the United Nations’ Open Working Group meeting on the post-2015 development agenda, and the discussions are heating up. As goals and targets continue to be revised, the latest news is that sexual and reproductive … Continue Reading

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Supplies and Demand

In sub-Saharan Africa, 270,000 women die each year due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We know access to family planning can reduce this number. Yet for 35 million women in the region, family planning supplies and services remain out … Continue Reading