At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Julia Bunting, President of the Population Council, details why, ahead of the Family Planning Summit, now is the moment for Great Britain to recommit to investing in family planning.
In a widely syndicated op-ed, Population Council’s Thoai Ngo argues that empowering girls with knowledge and skills to participate in the 21st century economy is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do for global development.
A new podcast at The Guardian looks at the importance of the growing population of young people and how family planning can affect economic development. Population Council president Julia Bunting chimes in to discuss the demographic dividend as well as its benefits.
Five years after the historic London Summit in 2012, the Population Council joined policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world as they renewed their commitments and reviewed progress toward the Family Planning 2020 goals to ensure more women and girls around the world can plan their families and their futures. At the end of the week, more than 60 countries, private companies, and partner organizations committed to accelerating progress for family planning.
The Population Council produces two high-impact peer-reviewed journals: Population and Development Review (PDR) and Studies in Family Planning (SFP). Over the next few weeks, we are highlighting the top 10 most downloaded articles of 2016 for each journal. The topics explored in these papers highlight the diversity of research published in both journals on critical global health and development issues. PDR authors investigated population-related questions and policies on immigration, gender, family, marriage, fertility, and mortality. In Studies, researchers examined trends in unintended pregnancies, abortion, and contraceptive use; the evolution of China’s one-child policy; the effects of Haiti’s earthquake on women’s reproductive options, and more.
NEW YORK, NY, June 28—The Population Council today announced the launch of the Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center, a new global research and thought leadership hub that will generate, synthesize, and translate evidence on adolescent girls. Led by Thoai Ngo, Ph.D., director of the Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, the Center seeks to direct strategic investment into solutions proven to transform the lives of adolescent girls.
The Population Council congratulates Board member Kaye Wellings for her conferment as a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. As a Fellow, Professor Wellings joins a distinguished body of over 1,100 academics and practitioners who have made significant contributions to social science.
The Population Council expresses its sorrow at the passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away Sunday. Dr. Osotimehin made tremendous contributions to global health as a defender and champion of the health and rights of women, girls and families around the world.