Population Trends and Demography

Pakistan Needs to Empower Women to Boost Its Economy

Pakistan is at a crossroads, and not for the reasons you might think. Data from the latest Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) show the country has an opportunity to seize an economic boost, but only if they can accelerate … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Population Trends and Demography, Youth

African Leaders Talk the Talk, But Will They Come Through for Youth?

Earlier this week, African Ministers and other distinguished guests gathered for the High Level Ministerial Meeting (HLMM) in Addis Ababa as part of the third International Conference on Family Planning. The event centered on discussing the interventions necessary for improving … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness, Population Trends and Demography

Womenomics 101

You’ve heard it from us before: investing in family planning pays. But it’s not just that these programs are cost-effective–saving money in other development areas such as health, education, and water and sanitation. Family planning can also give a long-term … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Population Trends and Demography

Do You Have the Winning Ticket to Economic Growth?

Today, African ministers are gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for an important conversation about how to build their economies and meet the needs of the next generation. What they may not know is they already hold the winning ticket: family … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading