Topic » Financing and Aid Effectiveness

Every dollar invested in family planning globally saves $1.30 in maternal and newborn health costs and $25 in HIV/AIDS-related costs. Yet global funding for family planning and reproductive health services, including contraceptive supplies, continues to fall short of needs in developing countries.

PAI leads a project to track funding for family planning and reproductive health and helps hold donors and developing countries accountable to their funding commitments. As donor funding mechanisms get more complicated and donor funds more difficult to track, PAI produces research and analysis to outline the implications of the changing funding landscape for reproductive health.



Promoting Accountability in the Next Development Framework

December 7, 2012

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can play a key role in ensuring accountability for meeting commitments made by governments, donors, UN agencies and other policymakers. With this assumption in mind, PAI convened a discussion alongside the EuroNGOs Annual Conference in October … Continue reading »

Policy Brief

Family Planning: The Smartest Investment We Can Make

April 2, 2012

Funding for international family planning and reproductive health is a proven and cost-effective way to meet a broad range of international development goals. Increased access to contraception for women in developing countries is critical to improving maternal and newborn health, … Continue reading »


Press Release

Population Action International and Atlas Corps Welcome Nigerian Nonprofit Leader

March 12, 2012

PAI awarded Distinguished Partner Award March 12, 2012 Washington, DC – Atlas Corps is proud to announce the placement of its eighth Fellow, Mikang Longjan from Nigeria, at Population Action International (PAI). PAI is an organization that advocates for women … Continue reading »


Aid Effectiveness Forum: What Does It Mean for Reproductive Health?

December 7, 2011

Aid effectiveness and government investments directly shape the amount and quality of funding for reproductive health.

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Trends in US Population Assistance

October 4, 2011

Since 1965, Congress has appropriated money in the foreign assistance bill for population assistance to developing countries to advance the U.S. foreign policy goals of promoting sustainable development and health in these countries. These monies support family planning and related … Continue reading »

Policy Brief

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 »


Policy Brief

Funding Common Ground Report Summary

April 1, 2010

Suzanna Dennis and Clive Mutunga 2010 is a pivotal time to build financial support for international reproductive health, including family planning and maternal health. Despite a global financial crisis, donors are mobilizing around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially around … 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 »



US Government Renews Commitment to Cairo; Increases Funding for ICPD

April 8, 2009

by Suzanna Dennis & Susan Anderson Writing from the United Nations “I am honored to be here today to express the renewed and deep commitment of the United States Government to the goals and aspirations of the ICPD Program of … Continue reading »


Strong Civil Society Voices on Aid Effectiveness

October 7, 2008

“Aid effectiveness” is the buzz word of the moment in development.  But are civil society organizations (CSO) paying any attention?  The overwhelming CSO turn-out at the preparatory meetings for the third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra (HLF3) … Continue reading »