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.



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 »


Aid Effectiveness: Will it Produce the Results We Want?

September 9, 2008

Last week, over 1,000 heads of donor agencies, aid recipient countries, and bilateral and multilateral aid agencies gathered in Accra, Ghana for The Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF3).They were joined by 80 accredited civil society delegates participating … Continue reading »


“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 »



Family Planning in the Philippines: A Global Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

April 24, 2008

“Birthrates Help Keep Filipinos in Poverty” – that’s the headline of an April 21, 2008 Washington Post article highlighting the plight of a growing number of poor women in the Philippines who lack access to one of the most basic … Continue reading »


When You CARE Enough to Send the Very Best — U.S. Policy That Is

September 10, 2007

It’s extremely rare for an organization to refuse funding, let alone $45 million. But that is exactly what CARE, a leading international relief organization, did last month when they refused U.S. government funding for food aid. According to a recent … Continue reading »