Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Zambian Family Planning Advocates: “Think Like an Ant, Not An Elephant.”

“In Zambia, family planning is not part of the nursing school curriculum.” It seems unbelievable, but our partners from the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia explain that unless nurses get special post-training, they are not routinely taught how to insert … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

What We’re Reading: Budget Advocacy Can Help Break the Cycle of Corruption

Corruption is a hot topic. Budget advocacy?  Sadly, not as much. But a recent interview in prominent Nigerian newspaper This Day suggests that budget advocates could be the missing link to keeping corruption in check. The interview Mr. Ugo Jim-Nwoko, … Continue Reading

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

“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

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

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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