Phil Harvey founded DKT International in 1989 and served as its president through 2013. He is chairman of the DKT Board of Directors. He was co-founder of Population Services International and served as PSI president before founding DKT. Harvey has been championing the benefits of social marketing for over three decades. Earlier he served as deputy director of CARE’s program in India. He is author of "Let Every Child Be Wanted: How Social Marketing is Revolutionizing Contraceptive Use Around the World" published in 1999. He has also written more than 20 published articles on international development, family planning and the use of social marketing techniques to promote family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
In the complex global policy area of family planning, numerous trends will play out in 2017 — and beyond — that need to be monitored. Christopher Purdy and Phil Harvey of DKT International discuss what's in store for family planning — including access to both time-tested and new contraceptives, the impact of Zika, and the Trump effect.
More and more nonprofits are turning to for-profit, market-based models to help achieve their societal goals. Phil Harvey, DKT International's founder and board chairman, explains some of the ways to participate in this popular trend.
This year promises to be another interesting one for international family planning. Christopher Purdy, CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, the nonprofit's founder, offer seven issues to watch for in this exclusive guest commentary.