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June 19, 2013  • Institute Contributor

Policy Brief: Family Planning is the Missing Investment

March 8, 2012

Investments in family planning yield demonstrated social and economic returns in all sectors—food, water, health, economic development—yet are one of the least well-funded areas in global health.

Policy Brief: Population Growth, Reproductive Health and Sustainable Development

December 1, 2011

Today, the world’s nations must provide for an ever-growing population against a backdrop of food and water shortages, depleted resources, and a changing climate. Slower population growth would make that challenge easier to meet. Moreover, the means to slow growth—including family planning and other reproductive health services—can promote development that meets human needs today—and tomorrow.

Policy Brief: The Population-Climate Connection: Why Family Planning is a Win-Win for Women and the Planet

December 1, 2011

Family planning empowers women, improves public health, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds resilience to a changing climate. The bottom line: family planning is a win-win for women and the planet.

Policy Brief: Family Planning Promotes the Demographic Dividend

December 1, 2011

The demographic dividend is a powerful opportunity that occurs during the demographic shift from a population with high mortality and fertility rates to longer life expectancies and smaller family sizes. It offers the potential to boost economic growth and poverty reduction—but only if government leaders implement sound policies.

Policy Brief: Whats Good for Women is Good for the Planet

October 1, 2010

Giving women and girls access to contraception offers a precious co-benefit: a substantial reduction in carbon emissions. The logic is simple: when women have the power to plan their families, populations grow more slowly, as do greenhouse gas emissions.