Based on UN MDG data for married women, countries that achieved a 3% or 5% increase in a year or a similar average over more years include The Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Statistics from other sources include increases shown in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Afghanistan. The report includes a table with current contraceptive use… Read more
There is some evidence that Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) has increased women’s workforce participation. The majority of the literature on ECCD comes from an education viewpoint and is child-focussed. It notes that parent or family carers are more able to work or study due to childcare programmes. The point generally seems presumed and… Read more
The literature on vocational training discusses practices in both the formal and informal sectors and from both government and non-government providers. One best practice common to all of these emerges. It is fundamental that the objectives and outputs of training systems meet a country’s economic and social requirements. Vocational education must deliver skills for existing… Read more
This report gives an overview of the evidence of the economic and social barriers to girls’ education in Sudan. It also gives an overview of barriers which affect the education of both boys and girls. It gives the evidence for successfully addressing barriers to girls’ education in Sudan and examples from other countries of successfully… Read more
The report has sections on the following areas: Education and Fertility Education and Fertility in India and the Region Economic Returns to Women’s Education in India Education and Reproductive Health Initiatives Adolescent Reproductive Health Programmes In reviews of regional and global studies: Women with primary education tend to have higher fertility than women with secondary–plus… Read more
Development agencies have found two predictable indicators for longevity among women in developing countries: accessible clean water and literacy skills. Of the 1 billion illiterate people in the world, two thirds of them are women. Literate women average 2 children per family while illiterate women give birth to 6–8 children. Educated women are more likely… Read more
HRC REPORT: This review explores the policy, financing and institutional factors that enable or constrain the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes, with policy and programmes for HIV prevention, and AIDS treatment and care.
HRC REPORT: This report, which synthesises findings from four country level studies, provides an analysis of the key factors that influence the financing, procurement, forecasting, and supply of reproductive commodities, including how national and international agents interface and co-ordinate their activities.
HRC REPORT: This report aims to provide evidence for specific proposals for action at country and/or international level, and for dialogue with bilateral and multilateral donors on the resolution of Reproductive Health commodity supply crises in Zambia, within the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition.
HRC REPORT: This report aims to provide evidence for specific proposals for action at country and/or international level, and for dialogue with bilateral and multilateral donors on the resolution of Reproductive Health commodity supply crises in Cambodia, within the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition.
HRC CENTRE: This report gives a summary of the reproductive and sexual health issues in Uganda. It also outlines the challenges to procuring and providing reproductive health commodities in Uganda, and the role of International aid and funding in addressing those challenges.