Does SRHR Aid Work? Evidence and Knowledge Gaps

20 june, 13:30-15:00, Online on Zoom & Youtube

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental for people’s wellbeing. The promotion of SRHR is an important part of international development cooperation, and external funding is crucial for the provision of health services in many countries. Still, evidence of what works in SRHR aid is incomplete.

A new report by the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) provides a piece of the evidence puzzle by exploring what role aid plays in increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services. How can these results inform aid programming and what forms of evidence, knowledge or data are needed to ensure effective SRHR aid? What are the knowledge gaps regarding what types of SRHR aid are most effective and relevant, and how do donors recognize success or failure?

Jesper Sundewall, author, Associate Professor of Global Health Systems at Lund University and University of KwaZulu-Natal

Björn Ekman, author, Associate Professor of Global Health Economics at Lund University

Jessy Schmit, public health researcher at Lund University

Sarah Thomsen, Lead Policy Specialist for Health and SRHR, Sida

Caroline Kabiru, Head of Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Unit, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Alvaro Bermejo, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF)

Moderator: Julia Schalk, EBA

Language: English