Policy & Issue Briefs


More Funding Needed for International Reproductive Health

April 11, 2011

Suzanna Dennis The international community has repeatedly recognized the importance of achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health, with reinvigorated efforts in 2010. Although sexual and reproductive health has proven a wise use of development dollars, donors and governments … Continue reading »


Population and Climate Change Data Sheet

April 22, 2010

This global data sheet provides data on 15 key national-level population and climate change indicators for all countries of the world. It contains data tables, narrative text, and images explaining critical population-climate change relationships.  By highlighting select demographic, health, socioeconomic, … Continue reading »


Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa – Policy Brief

September 11, 2012

Population growth is occurring more rapidly in Africa than in other regions of the world, increasing vulnerability to climate change impacts and undermining sustainable development efforts on the continent. Indeed, most sub-Saharan development policies note that the region’s rapid population … Continue reading »


Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya

January 28, 2013

The combined effects of climate change and population dynamics in Kenya are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. However, these two issues are not prioritized and addressed together in the country’s development plans. The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) … Continue reading »


Population, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Malawi

September 11, 2012

Malawi is one of 15 population and climate change hotspots characterized by a high population growth rate, a high projected decline in agricultural production, and low resilience to climate change. In addition, Malawi faces severe water scarcity. The combined effects … Continue reading »


Promoting Family Planning/Reproductive Health-HIV/AIDS Integration

July 30, 2012

This policy brief looks at how the “integration” principle and the “country ownership” principle are applied to FP/RH and HIV/AIDS services and civil society engagement in the Global Health Initiative country strategies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. Continue reading »


Questions and Answers on Female Genital Mutilation

January 2, 2007

Q. What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? A. Female genital mutilation (sometimes erroneously called “female circumcision”) refers to three different kinds of cutting procedures performed on the external genitalia (vulva) of young girls or women. The three basic types of FGM are: … Continue reading »

The Benefits of Integrating HIV and Family Planning Programs

July 19, 2012

Offering family planning/ reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services together is central to ensuring universal access to reproductive health care and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Continue reading »


The Importance of Population for Climate Change Challenges and Solutions

June 8, 2009

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. It has been historically driven by an atmospheric build-up of greenhouse gases (GHGs) generated mostly by the industrialized world. The consequences of climate change—more intense hurricanes … Continue reading »


The Integration Partnership

December 1, 2010

Population Action International, along with partners Friends of the Global Fund Africa and Family Care International, has begun a two‐year project, The Integration Partnership, to increase country demand for reproductive health/HIV integration—including provision of RH supplies—and maternal, newborn and child … Continue reading »