As five countries – Benin, Mauritania, DRC, Myanmar, and Guinea – made new commitments to FP2020 last week in Addis, one plea was made multiple times on the last day of the International Conference on Family Planning: don’t neglect civil
Financing and Aid Effectiveness
There is a “rolling thunder” of momentum around pledges to FP2020, said Monica Karrigan of the Gates Foundation this morning, when six new countries made commitments to FP2020 at the International Conference on Family Planning. FP2020 is the global effort
Adda has given birth to thirteen children at home in her rural village in northern Cameroon. When asked if she has ever heard of family planning, Adda simply replies “no.” Halima, a mother of three in Tanzania, doesn’t want any
You’ve heard it from us before: investing in family planning pays. But it’s not just that these programs are cost-effective–saving money in other development areas such as health, education, and water and sanitation. Family planning can also give a long-term
This week, I attended my first-ever meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council. The GEF is financial mechanism that provides funding for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.