Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Thanks and Spanks to Family Planning Donors

World leaders are convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly meetings. Their agenda is packed with high-level events to promote gender equality, sustainable development, education, and peace and security. Less talked about is the fact … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

New Funding Numbers for International Reproductive Health? Not Really.

The publication of a new Lancet study, which reports $5 billion less in funding for reproductive health than commonly accepted, has raised questions among family planning advocates. With more than 222 million women in the developing world with unmet need … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Budget Advocacy 101: Why We Need to Follow the Money

Say the word “budget,” and people’s eyes glaze over. I know. I see it happening right now. But before you stop reading, let’s try this – do you know where your paycheck goes every month? Would you like to know … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Paying for Public Health Out of Our Own Pockets

Last week, UN Member States, civil society, regional commissions, observers and specialized agencies gathered in New York City for the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD).* This year’s theme was migration, and the negotiations produced a … 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