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.
Last week, IPPF launched their second Scorecard on the World Bank’s Reproductive Health Action Plan (RHAP). Don’t look for an actual score: IPPF used a narrative evaluation (essentially a Pass/Fail system). The Bank passed, barely. The Bank, unsurprisingly, thinks they deserve higher … Continue reading
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
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
“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
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
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
The World Bank has a long history of supporting and strengthening reproductive health. This is why the reproductive health community was shocked last week when allegations surfaced that the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Strategy may de-prioritize the importance … Continue reading
Last week, President Bush proposed a dramatic 25% reduction in funding for international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs in his federal 2008 budget request despite the fact that they are one of the most successful components of the … Continue reading
As the 109th Congress adjourns, its inability to pass appropriations bills ranks among the top failures that have rightly earned it the moniker the “do-nothing Congress.” Among the 9 of 11 mandatory spending bills that will not get final approval … Continue reading
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
At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, the international community pledged to share the costs of reproductive health care in developing countries, estimated at US$18.5 billion annually by the year 2005. Donor nations committed to provide … Continue reading