The Guttmacher Institute and APHRC have worked together for more than a decade on a wide range of projects, beginning with a major multicountry study on adolescents’ need for prevention of HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Partnerships & Collaborations
Since the Guttmacher Institute was founded, partnership and collaboration have played an essential role in ensuring the relevance and reach of our work. Whether conducting a study with national partners in Bangladesh or carrying out joint research with the World Health Organization, the Institute relies on these relationships to stimulate innovation, ground our work in the proper context, and amplify our research findings and recommendations.
The Institute relies on country-level partners to help us measure what matters, field large-scale research studies and get the findings into the hands of important stakeholders. These partners bring frontline knowledge of the social and political context in their countries, expertise in data collection and analysis, and well-established platforms to get information in front of policymakers, journalists and other key audiences. Take a look at this map of our many partners around the world.
Guttmacher maintains a number of strategic collaborations that serve to maximize the reach and impact of our research and evidence-based advocacy. Our collaborators—many of whom have been working with the Institute for years—include some of the most well-respected and influential organizations working in sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally.
Guttmacher and Columbia University have had a memorandum of understanding since 2005 to share ideas and staff. Guttmacher staff have adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia, and John Santelli of Columbia serves as a Senior Fellow at Guttmacher.
The Guttmacher Institute and IPPF have worked together for the past five years to create a series of data-rich online tools focused on adolescents’ needs for sexual and reproductive health services and information across the Global South. The project is intended to inform the development of evidence-based policies and programs that address the needs of young people.
The Guttmacher Institute and Ipas have collaborated for many years to advance the global research agenda on the incidence, causes and consequences of unsafe abortion. This fall, the two organizations—along with APHRC—will co-convene a major regional meeting on abortion research and its application to policy and service provision in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since 2006, the Guttmacher Institute and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have collaborated to provide a fellowship opportunity for graduate students in public health.
The Guttmacher Institute is collaborating with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Population Council's India and Zambia offices to evaluate the impact of the DFID-funded Prevention of Maternal Death due to Unwanted Pregnancy program on improved access to safe abortion care in Zambia and Madhya Pradesh, India.
The Guttmacher Institute and The Lancet are cosponsoring a Commission on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 world, which aims to articulate a comprehensive, forward-looking global agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA have collaborated for more than 10 years on a series of pivotal analyses to document the number of women in developing regions who lack essential sexual and reproductive health care services, what it would cost to meet their needs and the benefits of meeting these needs.
The Guttmacher Institute and WHO have collaborated over the past 15 years to periodically estimate the global incidence of safe and unsafe abortion. Guttmacher has also participated in WHO's expert panels on various topics, including contraception and adolescent SRH, and is collaborating with WHO to study the association of hormonal contraception with a woman’s risk of HIV acquisition.