Experimentation and failure are essential elements of any successful endeavor in international development.
An investment in a girl is an investment in security, stability, and economic growth, not to mention an investment in her human rights.
Plan's Because I am a Girl initiative highlights the magnitude of the issues faced by the least empowered people on the globe: girls. It works to create space and resource for girls to have a fighting chance, to see themselves through to a better tomorrow.
In order to achieve development impact, we must look beyond ideology and engage in a constructive and fact-based debate about what foreign aid effectiveness means.
"As more combatants from Boko Haram have been hiding within the civilian population, the line between who is civilian and who is not has been blurred."
Bangladesh’s Parliament softened its landmark law against underage marriage on Monday, a move that human rights activists say could roll back the country’s decades-long campaign to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality.
Too many children around the world are seeing their opportunities for a less violent future vanish as we cheer for our team.
Despite banning female genital mutilation in 2007, Egypt has among the highest rates of FGM in the world. Plan International works alongside some of the girls, men, and women fighting FGM across the country.
How do we work towards building a society that is ready to address gender discrimination and menstrual health?
Christian Holmes is Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, and the Agency's first-ever Global Water Coordinator. In this podcast, he discusses work with Plan and Coca-Cola in India around WASH in schools, along with other accomplishments.
At the center of the events around 2016 are global development leaders like Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin, whose spoken words have inspired, provoked, or helped us think differently about development and humanitarian work.
iCivil Africa, a company based in Burkina Faso, has developed a birth certificate system which involves a smartphone, a bracelet and encoded text messages.