Population Reference Bureau

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  • Baby Boomers and Millennials Boost Population in Parts of Rural America

    Two demographic groups—young adults ages 20 to 34 and older adults ages 65 and older—are reshaping the population in rural America. Changes in the U.S. economy have attracted young adults to rural areas rich in natural resources away from smaller metropolitan and nearby nonmetropolitan areas. The older adult population, on the other hand, has grown rapidly in areas with strong ties to recreation—areas with robust entertainment industries or natural amenities such as mountains, lakes, and forests—many of which are in less-populated areas.

  • PACE Presents New Policy Communication Toolkit

    The Policy Communication Toolkit consolidates PRB’s training resources and includes new additions on timely topics such as using social media for research and policy, and policy communication for budget negotiations and accountability. Sessions focus on how research can inform policy; how to frame clear, actionable policy messages; and how to communicate those messages through policy briefs, presentations, data visualizations, social media, and more.

  • Empowering Youth Advocates for Family Planning in Francophone West Africa

    As part of a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has been supporting the Young Ambassadors for family planning from the nine member states of the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP). Launched in 2011, the OP focuses on meeting unmet family planning needs in its nine member states in francophone West Africa, which have collectively pledged to add 2.2 million more family planning users between 2015 and 2020.