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I am pleased to announce that the staff consultation draft report for the CGD Working Group on the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA’s) Role in International Population Policy, Reproductive and Sexual Health, and Reproductive Rights is now posted on the CGD website. Along with my co-chairs David Bloom and Jotham Musinguzi, we formed this working group in August to identify “what’s next?” for UNFPA. The final report will provide the new executive director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with an actionable set of recommendations for steering the Fund toward solid footing and greater relevance and effectiveness on population, reproductive health, and development issues. (See my blog post for more on Dr. Osotimehin’s appointment.)

As is custom at CGD, the working group staff have posted the consultation draft report online.

The draft report is a work in progress and, by design, a preliminary indication of the working group’s ideas. The purpose of the document is to elicit important feedback and comments from a broad array of experts in the field.

We invite you to comment on the draft report by Tuesday, December 21. The draft report and instructions on how to provide feedback can be found here. With feedback gathered during this consultation period, along with further deliberations among working group members, we will fashion a working group consensus report which will be delivered to Dr. Osotimehin and made public early next year.