Advance Family Planning (AFP) is a project of the Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins University that seeks to convince policymakers in the developed and developing world to increase funds for family planning, remove policy barriers to family planning, and raise awareness of how family planning increases socioeconomic development and improves health. The initial phase of AFP from 2009–2012 was the largest advocacy project on family planning and reproductive health to date. The targeted advocacy action in focal countries resulted in a number of notable policy gains. For example, advocates in Uganda were able to change regulations to allow village health workers to provide injectable contraception. Hewlett will join the Gates and Packard foundations in supporting the second phase of AFP, from 2012–2017. AFP and its partners will work in nine countries (Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda) to mobilize and sustain effective family planning advocacy, amplify voices from the global South by cultivating champions of family planning, and document and diffuse best practices in advocacy.
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for support of the SNF Agora Institute
The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is an academic and public forum that integrates research, teaching, and practice to improve and expand powerful civic engagement and informed, inclusive dialogue as the cornerstone of robust global democracy.
for the Center for Economy and Society at the SNF Agora Institute
The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is a multidisciplinary academic and public forum dedicated to strengthening global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. This grant supports the establishment of the Center for Economy and Society, which will be housed within the SNF Agora Institute, and will bring together thinkers across disciplines and across the ideological spectrum to reinvigorate debates about politics and economics and identify new possibilities for change.
for the History and Political Economy Project
The History and Political Economy Project (HPEP) at Johns Hopkins University brings together a network of historically minded scholars, whose research examines the ways that neoliberalism has been developed, implemented, and contested around the world. With the goal of producing historical scholarship that is strategically useful for addressing the challenges of social-political transformation in the present, the project seeks to use the tools of historical inquiry to counter rising inequality, economic dislocation, and political alienation. HPEP supports new research, fosters connections among scholars working in different temporal and geographic contexts, and draws lessons for contemporary efforts to challenge the hegemony of neoliberal ideas and modes of governance.