“New” Donors: A New Resource for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Financing?

August 15, 2008

Malea Hoepf Young While the past decades have seen a foreign aid field dominated by the world’s wealthy countries who are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), a new form … Continue reading »


A Measure of Commitment: Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Risk Index for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 2, 2009

Centre for the Study of Adolescence Population Action International In 2008 the number of African women who died from pregnancy and child birth was much higher than the number of casualties from all the major conflicts in Africa combined. Maternal … Continue reading »


A Measure of Survival – Calculating Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Risk

October 18, 2007

Pregnancy and childbirth are deadly to more than half a million women worldwide every year—a fact that is unacceptable, but not unavoidable. These women are typically poor, uneducated and living in rural areas or urban slums. Despite 20 years of … Continue reading »


A Measure of the Future: Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Risk Index for the Pacific

December 7, 2009

  Based on the original PAI report Measure of Survival: A Measure of Survival – Calculating Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Risk The last two decades have seen a significant improvement in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of Pacific Island women. … Continue reading »


A World of Difference – Sexual and Reproductive Health & Risks

January 1, 2001

At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, 179 nations agreed on a plan to transform—and fund—reproductive health programs around the world. The ICPD examined the social context of population growth and size, moving away from simple birth … Continue reading »

Access Denied

January 3, 2005

In January 2001, the U.S. government imposed restrictions on nongovernmental organizations overseas receiving international family planning assistance. The restrictions, officially called the Mexico City Policy, are also known as the Global Gag Rule by those who oppose it. Under the … Continue reading »


Africa’s Population Challenge – Accelerating Progress in Reproductive Health

January 1, 1998

James E. Rosen and Shanti R. Conly This report is the fourth in a series, including studies on China, India and Pakistan, which examines family planning and other reproductive health services in the developing world. The report highlights the progress … Continue reading »


Cambodia and HIV: Winning Round Two in a Preventive Fight

July 1, 2006

Nada Chaya A generation has passed since the onset of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. During this time, 65 million people have been infected with HIV and more than 25 million people died of AIDS. Despite the devastation, many countries, using a … Continue reading »


Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Is There Evidence of Short-term Declines in Adolescent Fertility?

May 1, 2006

Sarah Haddock and Richard P. Cincotta Britain’s recent pledge of US$15 billion to fund education in developing countries over the next ten years comes as good news for the estimated 493 million school-age children who are not enrolled in school, … Continue reading »


Comprehensive HIV Prevention: Condoms and Contraceptives Count

July 22, 2008

The AIDS epidemic has now spanned nearly three decades. In 2007, 2.5 million people became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV or AIDS to 33 million. Recent evidence shows that national HIV prevalence … Continue reading »