Population, Health, and Environment

People-Planet Connection is a learning and collaborative space for global development professionals who are interested in the intersections between human population, health, and the environment.

The BALANCED (USAID Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development) Project project aims to advance and support wider use of effective Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approaches worldwide.

Wadata means “prosperity” in Hausa, and represents the vision of collaborating with individuals, households, communities and government as co-creators to generate growth. 

The Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) activity works to protect endangered chimpanzee populations, safeguard their habitat through effective land use planning, and empower local communities by supporting more productive and sustainable livelihoods in the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla (GMU) landscape.

This study supports the importance of including Family Planning /Maternal and Child Health as part of integrated projects to enhance resilience. The paper identifies components of resilience that could be measured in Population Health and the Environment (PHE) and other integrated development projects, and uses data from a PHE project in western Tanzania to measure resilience and better understand the links between resilience and family planning.