Population Trends and Demography

Seeing the Big Picture on Urbanization

The United Nations Population Division recently updated one of their signature products: the World Urbanization Prospects. By 2050, the world’s urban population is projected to grow by 2.5 billion people, with almost 90 percent of that growth expected to be … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

BRICS Declaration Establishing New Development Bank Recognizes Importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last week, leaders of the five most powerful emerging economies reached agreement on the $50 billion New Development Bank headquartered in China. The so-called BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—wanted a bank that would rival the U.S.- and European-dominated … 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