Family Planning, Youth

Real Reproductive Health Takes Two Leaving Out Men and Boys Doesn’t Help Women and Girls

These are portions of the mission statements of four of the largest and most important actors within the international sexual and reproductive health and rights movement: UK Department for International Development (DFID): “We believe we should give girls and women the … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, U.S. Foreign Assistance

New Funding for MDGs 4 and 5 Should Make Family Planning a Priority

Great news! The World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway just pledged an additional $1.15 billion over the next three years to help achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, which focus … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Government’s Finances

Last month, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) posted 53,000 transaction records—updated through June 30, 2013—online. Now, anyone with an internet connection can see that the agency spent $569,650 to Pathfinder International to strengthen health systems for family … 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