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

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

Contraceptives and Condoms, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Is the Kenyan Government Serious About Reducing the Unmet Need for Contraceptives?

The Kenyan government talks a good game when it comes to providing family planning. Year in and year out, our government ministries including the Ministry of Health (MOH) present their budget proposals, supposedly based on the priorities and needs of … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

It’s YOUR Money: Do You Know Where It’s Going?

Public officials are important custodians of public money, but the money is not theirs. Your government’s budget actually belongs to you, as a citizen and a taxpayer.  So how does your government manage “your” money, and how can you make … Continue Reading

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