Family Planning, Financing and Aid Effectiveness

World Bank Barely Gets Passing Grade on Reproductive Health

Last week, IPPF launched their second Scorecard on the World Bank’s Reproductive Health Action Plan (RHAP). Don’t look for an actual score: IPPF used a narrative evaluation (essentially a Pass/Fail system). The Bank passed, barely. The Bank, unsurprisingly, thinks they … Continue Reading

Family Planning

Counting Down the Reproductive Health Wins of 2013

We won so many victories for reproductive health in 2013! Join us in celebrating the holidays and these reproductive health “wins”. Calling out countries to meet the need for family planning: PAI shined a spotlight on which donor countries aren’t … Continue Reading

Financing and Aid Effectiveness, International Policies

Is the World Bank Feeling the Heat from Reproductive Health Groups?

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about US government’s budget gridlock or even back-to-school.  For those who monitor the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs), fall is time for the World Bank and International … 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

Family Planning, International Policies, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health Supplies

New World Bank Report: Better Reproductive Health = Better World

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health (shown above) for Women Deliver.  Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development. In … Continue Reading

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