Data for Development

Relevant, quality, and timely data are essential to effective policy and program design, and to monitoring the impact of interventions. Recognizing the importance of data for development, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to build the capacity of … Continue Reading

International Policies, Population and Climate Change

Sex and Sustainable Development

This blog was originally published by Women at the Center, a site addressing the connections between reproductive health and rights, empowerment, and environmental sustainability. Where does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) fit into a sustainable development agenda? Just about everywhere, … Continue Reading

International Policies

500 Days to Go: Do the MDGs Have a Chance?

The world is closing in on being just 500 days away from the deadline for achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals, set in 2000, aimed to improve the world by 2015 across eight broad areas: poverty … Continue Reading

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Beware of the Blood-Sucking Spending Bill!

  Since the Republican takeover in the House in 2011, advocates have fought with the tenacity of vampire hunters and zombie slayers to successfully block annual efforts by the House to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, prohibit a U.S. contribution … Continue Reading