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, Youth

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

Family Planning, International Policies

20 Years Later, Tackling Cairo’s Unfinished Agenda

Today, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF), came together for a 20-year review of the Programme of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development … Continue Reading

U.S. Foreign Assistance

House Bill Still a Family Planning Fixer-Upper, But One Important Repair Made for Peace Corps Volunteers

Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee approved an FY 2015 State Department and Foreign Operations appropriations bill that funds the international affairs budget, including funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs.  The bill was adopted after … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Reproductive Health Supplies

Starting from Scratch For Women in South Sudan, Reproductive Health Care is Almost Nonexistent

We know that conflicts and other emergencies can devastate health systems. Infrastructure is destroyed, supplies become limited, and providers flee, fearing for their safety. But what happens when conflict strikes a country with an already-fragile health care system, such as … Continue Reading

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