Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Committed to FP2020? Invest in Civil Society!

As five countries – Benin, Mauritania, DRC, Myanmar, and Guinea – made new commitments to FP2020 last week in Addis, one plea was made multiple times on the last day of the International Conference on Family Planning: don’t neglect civil … Continue Reading

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

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading