The Effects of a Very Young Age Structure on Haiti: A Country Case Study

April 1, 2010

by Beatrice Daumerie and Karen Hardee The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in early January 2010 adds to the string of misfortunes in a country used to fighting adversity. Political instability and repeated natural disasters have compounded a failure to … Continue reading »


The Effects of A Very Young Age Structure In Uganda: A Country Case Study

April 1, 2010

by Beatrice Daumerie and Elizabeth Leahy Uganda has the youngest age structure in the world, with 77 percent of its population under the age of 30. The population of Uganda is currently growing by about one million people per year, … 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 »


Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with Adaptation to Climate Change: Views from Ethiopia

December 3, 2009

Aklilu Kidanu, Kimberly Rovin and Karen Hardee As global climate change unfolds, its effects are being felt disproportionately in the world’s poorest countries and among the groups of people least able to cope. Many of the countries hardest hit by … Continue reading »


Population and Reproductive Health in National Adaptation Programs of Action

September 15, 2009

Clive Mutunga and Karen Hardee This paper reviews 41 National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) submitted by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and identifies the range of interventions included in countries’ … 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 »


Making Aid Effectiveness Work for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

September 1, 2009

Suzanna Dennis This Population Action International Working Paper analyzes the five principles of aid effectiveness— country ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability—from a family planning and reproductive health perspective. It also describes how the Paris Declaration has … Continue reading »


Vulnerability and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Current Research and Needs for Population Information

August 15, 2009

by E.L. Malone Studies of vulnerability and resilience have multiplied with the growing realization that societal response, particularly societal capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, determines both the severity of impacts and the costs of adaptation. Although research in … Continue reading »


Projecting Population, Projecting Climate Change: Population in IPCC Scenarios

June 23, 2009

Malea Hoepf Young, Kathleen Mogelgaard and Karen Hardee Population Action International’s latest working paper, Projecting Population, Projecting Climate Change: Population in IPCC Scenarios, shows that population growth is not adequately accounted for in the emissions scenarios produced by the Special Report … Continue reading »


Reproductive Health Supplies in Six Countries

June 3, 2009

By Elizabeth Leahy with Esther Akitobi, Nel Druce, Karen Hardee, Carlos Manuel Indacochea, Joana Nerquaye-Tetteh, Leslie Patykewich and Carolyn Gibb Vogel Reproductive Health Supplies in Six Countries: Themes and Entry Points in Policies, Systems and Funding, identifies the challenges faced … Continue reading »