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Getting Down to Business: Expanding the Private Commercial Sector’s Role in Meeting Reproductive Health Needs

May 24, 1999

James E. Rosen and Shanti R. Conly Governments in developing countries have an important role to play in making reproductive health products and services affordable for the poor and other under-served groups. Accordingly, efforts to improve access to family planning … Continue reading »

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How Do Recent Population Trends Matter To Climate Change?

April 30, 2009

by Leiwen Jiang and Karen Hardee Summary Strong evidence exists showing that demographic change is closely associated with greenhouse gas emissions, and that population dynamics will play a key role in attempts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of … Continue reading »

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Hunger is Africa’s Natural Disaster

January 2, 2006

By Carolyn Gibb Vogel The West African nation of Niger was propelled to the headlines several months ago over reports of starving and dying children amid denials by its government that the country was enduring a sustained food emergency (seasonal … Continue reading »

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In This Generation – Sexual & Reproductive Health Policies for a Youthful World

April 29, 2002

Across the globe, adults wring their hands over the behavior of young people, yet are often unable to communicate effectively with them about their sexual and reproductive lives. Parents, teachers and other adults widely fail to prepare young people with … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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Making Country Ownership a Reality – An NGO Perspective

July 12, 2007

Mercedes Mas de Xaxás and Carolyn Gibb Vogel Country stakeholders – governments, parliamentarians and civil society – have always been challenged by a limited ability to influence decisions made at the international level. With international donors now seeking to move … Continue reading »

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Mapping Supplies: Are Contraceptives Going Where They’re Most Needed?

March 1, 2006

Elizabeth Leahy In this era of tight financial resources for international family planning – as evidenced by the recent budget cuts proposed by President Bush in the United States – are the world’s donated contraceptives reaching the women and men … Continue reading »

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Mapping the Future of World Population

April 3, 2006

How many people will live on the planet 20 years from now? Where will they live? Where will population grow, and where will it decline?   The map on this page illustrates a projected possible answer to these questions, applying … Continue reading »

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Maternal Health Supplies in Bangladesh

June 3, 2010

Jennifer Bergeson-Lockwood, Elizabeth Leahy Madsen and Jessica Bernstein In Bangladesh, maternal mortality appears to be declining; however, with at least 322 maternal deaths per 100,000 births, the country still has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios (MMR) in the … Continue reading »

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