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.

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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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The World Bank: Keep Reproductive Health Paramount

April 16, 2007

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 »

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Bush’s Budget Slashes International Family Planning

February 12, 2007

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 »

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2006: Congressional Inaction

December 11, 2006

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 »

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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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How Donor Countries Fall Short of Meeting Reproductive Health

December 1, 2004

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 »

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Are Nations Meeting Commitments to Fund Reproductive Health?

December 1, 2004

In 1994, at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 179 nations endorsed an approach to improving reproductive health based on meeting individual needs and respecting human rights. They pledged to share the costs needed to … Continue reading »

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The Supply Initiative: Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

January 1, 2003

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