RAISE Health is an initiative to improve the health of women and men factory and farm workers in developing countries through changes in global and corporate policies and workplace practices. Effective management of workplace health is good for companies and workers alike, resulting in better health and morale, better labor-management relations, empowerment of women, and […]

Journal Article

Journal: Global Health: Science and Practice Authors: John Ross, Consultant; Jill Keesbury, The Evidence Project; and Karen Hardee, The Evidence Project Abstract: The method mix of contraceptive use is severely unbalanced in many countries, with over half of all use provided by just 1 or 2 methods. That tends to limit the range of user options and constrains the […]

Working Paper

Since the early 2000s, the Standard Days Method (SDM) of family planning has been tested, introduced, and scaled up in countries around the world. SDM is a fertility awareness-based method for avoiding unprotected intercourse during the fertile period, days eight through 19 of a woman’s menstrual cycle (for women whose cycles range from 26 to […]

Working Paper

The concept of accountability is increasingly important in the family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) field. While much recent discussion has focused on developing global or national-level mechanisms for accountability, less emphasis has been placed on understanding the relevance of ‘social accountability’ approaches for ensuring access to, and the quality of, FP/RH services. Social […]

Meeting Report

Despite growing interest, significant gaps remain in the evidence of social accountability’s effectiveness in general, and specifically for FP/RH. Many questions remain about how to best employ social accountability interventions within the FP/RH sector and their usefulness and effectiveness in affecting desired change. Does the implementation of accountability interventions in FP/RH programs improve client access […]