AFIDEP contributes to the preparation of a special issue of The Lancet, focused on population, family planning, and the MDG’s

There is now increasing evidence that population and family planning are linked not only to the health of women, children and families but also to the achievement of international development goals and objectives more broadly – including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, a 2007 report from the United Kingdom Parliament concluded that there

Regional economic blocs pledge to do their bit to reduce maternal deaths in Africa

Senior representatives of four of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities pledged to contribute to efforts to reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality rates in their regions. They made the pledge at a high-level advocacy workshop organized by the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office (IPPFAR) from August 31 to September 2, 2011 in Nairobi,

AFIDEP at Research Communication and Uptake Workshop

AFIDEP Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu, was a panelist at the AusAID/DFID workshop on improving the impact of development research through better research communication and uptake, November 29-30, 2010, London, UK.   Listen to Dr. Zulu’s presentation at the workshop here   Get more information on the workshop here   You can find the conference

Kenya moves to revitalise its population programme

The National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD), the Kenyan government’s coordinating body on issues related to population and family planning, held The National Leaders’ Population Conference in Nairobi between November 15th and 17th, 2010. The meeting, last held in 1989, aimed to define Kenya’s population agenda and revitalise family planning as a

AFIDEP is Launched!

Development efforts in Africa were energized today with the launch of AFIDEP, the African Institute for Development Policy based in Nairobi, Kenya. AFIDEP aims to facilitate the creation, translation and utilization of research evidence in development planning and resource allocation on the continent. AFIDEP will strengthen poverty alleviation efforts by helping national and regional

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