Providing women with credit improves gender inequality.
Also known as the Mexico City policy, the rule increases abortion demand and has consequences for a range of other health matters such as HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and child health and well-being.
The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
An index developed to gauge progress towards the sustainable development goals and their targets shows that nine of the world's worst performing countries are in Africa.