Category Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

Adolescent contraceptive use and its effects on fertility

by David Antonio Sánchez-Páez, José Antonio Ortega Demographic Research, Vol. 38, Article 45, pp. 1359–1388, Published 18 April 2018 32 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/45/38-45.pdf Adolescent reproductive health is part of internationally agreed development goals. Unmarried adolescents are not commonly included … Continue reading

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Getting a better grasp on Togo’s future: Population dynamics at the heart of development planning

by Mary White-Kaba Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 2018 30 pp. 4.2 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/population-dynamics- togo/GHPC_TOGO_FINAL.pdf Attaining the demographic dividend is a powerful motivator for integrating population dynamics into planning. With decreasing fertility, many developing countries hope … Continue reading

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Protecting the vulnerable is protecting ourselves: Norway and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

by Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée, Katerini T. Storeng Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 2017 6 pp. 188 Kb https://tidsskriftet.no/en/2017/05/global-helse/protecting-vulnerable-protecting- ourselves-norway-and-coalition-epidemic Norway has played a critical role in the recent launch of the new Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, revealing Norway’s … Continue reading

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Toolkit for Optimizing Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence: Mainstreaming GBV Considerations in CBIs and Utilizing Cash in GBV Response

The Women’s Refugee Commission, Mercy Corps and the International Rescue Committee, 2018 Complete Toolkit (packed with pkzip; 2.1 MB): https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/issues/livelihoods/research-and- resources/document/download/1556 The new toolkit aims to assist GBV and cash practitioners in: collecting situational protection information on risks and benefits … Continue reading

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Using Data Analytics to Monitor Provider Payment Systems

A Toolkit for Countries Working Toward Universal Health Coverage Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, Results for Development (R4D), PATH, PharmAccess Foundation, 2017 132 pp. 3.2 MB http://www.jointlearningnetwork.org/resources/download/get_file/ZW50cnlfaWQ6NDU yMXxmaWVsZF9uYW1lOnJlc291cmNlX2ZpbGV8dHlwZTpmaWxl A carefully developed provider payment system can be a powerful instrument … Continue reading

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Forecast-Based Financing

Moving from crisis response to risk management by Sheila Grudem Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, 2018 2 pp. 879 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WFP-0000069094.pdf Donors and governments spend billions of dollars each year to help people to respond to and recover from climate-related … Continue reading

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Sustainable Survival for adolescents living with HIV: do SDG‐aligned provisions reduce potential mortality risk?

by Lucie Cluver, Marija Pantelic, Mark Orkin et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2018, 21(S1):e25056 – First published: 27 February 2018 6 pp. 135 kB https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jia2.25056 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a groundbreaking global development agenda to … Continue reading

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Health Services Research Spending and Healthcare System Impact

Commentary by Morris L. Barer and Stirling Bryan Int J Health Policy Manag 2018, 7(3), 278–281 4 pp. 381 kB http://ijhpm.com/article_3399_d550552a3615d6faa97066ad4e02072b.pdf The challenges associated with translating health services and policy research (HSPR) evidence into practice are many and long-standing. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Policy in Focus: “Women at work: addressing the gaps”

Vol. 15, Issue No. 1, April 2018 The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 52 pp. 11.3 MB http://www.ipc-undp.org/pub/eng/PIF40_Women_at_work_addressing_the_gaps.pdf This publication addresses a crucial aspect of women’s economic empowerment: labour market participation. Not all kinds of work entail positive outcomes … Continue reading

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Abortion Worldwide 2017: Uneven Progress and Unequal Access

by Susheela Singh, Lisa Remez, Gilda Sedgh et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2018 68 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.guttmacher.org/report/abortion-worldwide-2017 A comprehensive new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute highlights ongoing disparities in abortion rates and in access to safe abortion services … Continue reading

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