Population Reference Bureau informs people about population, health, and the environment. We also empower others to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
President and CEO Jeff Jordan talks about how PRB enhanced its engagement and impact in 2017 through partnerships and a focus on innovation in our work.
Countries in which PRB worked.
Communities established and/or supported to promote dialogue with decisionmakers on population.
External requests for PRB staff to author or coauthor papers, produce online articles, or review reports.
PRB information products released (data sheets, briefs, infographics, visualizations, reports, blog posts).
News stories on health and population based on PRB content and activities.
People reached, trained, or supported through PRB's capacity-building activities.
Page views on the prb.org website.
PRBs focus areas are aging; children and families; family planning and reproductive health; gender; health and nutrition; inequality and poverty; People, Health, Planet; population change; U.S. Census and American Community Survey data; and youth. The results can be seen in the impact of these partnerships and innovations on the ground. Below are examples of how we prioritized innovation, forged beneficial partnerships, and helped foster impact in 2017.
Policy Communication Training Goes LocalPolicy Communication Training Goes Local
Outreach in Africa Supports Harnessing the Demographic DividendOutreach in Africa Supports Harnessing the Demographic Dividend
Collaboration Results in Understanding and Meeting Data Users' NeedsCollaboration Results in Understanding and Meeting Data Users' Needs
Family Planning Scorecard Becomes a Key Asset for AdvocatesFamily Planning Scorecard Becomes a Key Asset for Advocates
New Index Draws Attention to U.S. Women’s Well-BeingNew Index Draws Attention to U.S. Women’s Well-Being
New Travel Grants Help Journalists Foster ChangeNew Travel Grants Help Journalists Foster Change
Advocacy Wins Advance Policy in KenyaAdvocacy Wins Advance Policy in Kenya
Infographic Communicates Research on AgingInfographic Communicates Research on Aging
Concise Videos Offer Entry Points for FGM/C Data SheetConcise Videos Offer Entry Points for FGM/C Data Sheet
See how PRB staff shared evidence-based knowledge and PRB’s work informed policy discussions.
The 2017 edition of PRBs World Population Data Sheet presented statistics and analysis showing the extent to which today’s youth are getting what they need to become productive adults.
Alicia VanOrman and Mark Mather of PRBs U.S. Programs examine the changing demographics in parts of rural America, where Millennials are flocking to energy-rich counties while Baby Boomers seek those with recreational offerings.
PRB's Marissa Slowey finds that while U.S. Latino children have made progress in several key areas of well-being over the last 10 to 15 years, pronounced variations exist across different ethnic and national backgrounds.
PRBs Paola Scommegna examines research suggesting that the collateral damage related to incarceration may worsen social inequality through its negative impact on disadvantaged children and families.
PRB International Media Training program director, Debbie Mesce, summarizes a Women’s Edition seminar in Kampala, Uganda, where speakers illustrated why a one-size-fits-all approach to family planning doesn’t work.
PRB collaborated with local advocacy partners, Advance Family Planning and Pathfinder India, to create a multimedia video to engage corporations in India about including family planning in their corporate social responsibility programs.
Complementing a PRB policy brief by Meredith Pierce, this infographic shows how family planning can mitigate water scarcity by promoting fertility decline and reducing population pressures on water resources.
PRB’s five-part video series, created in partnership with a Population Council research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), offers an introduction to data visualization to help researchers better communicate FGM/C findings to key policy and program audiences.