In a post at the World Bank Education for Global Development blog, the Population Council's Stephanie Psaki, PhD expands on new research that indicates that gender parity in educational attainment may mask other important inequalities.
Recently, efforts to develop multi-purpose technologies (MPTs) have hit important milestones. At the New York Times "Women in the World," Pamela M. Norick details the Population Council's first in-human trial of griffithsin, a naturally occuring protein as one of the many exciting developments by intrepid doctors and scientists in the ongoing effort to prevent HIV.
In an article rounding up highlights from the London Family Planning Summit, Devex speaks with Population Council president Julia Bunting about having a more diverse set of players at the table. She explains why translating energy into action will be crucial to accelerating progress towards the Family Planning 2020 goals.
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.