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Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) is a five-year project that was awarded to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in November 2015 by the United States Agency for International Development. The project arrives at a critical moment for collaboration with countries that have pledged to meet population, family planning, and other health objectives included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

PACE will ensure that family planning, reproductive health, and population issues are at the heart of policies and programs and are recognized as key to sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. Through PACE, PRB can also help countries achieve Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goals and end preventable child and maternal deaths.

PACE’s work focuses on three results:

Communicating Effectively. PACE conducts analyses and produces evidence-based materials that communicate clearly to policymakers at all levels and across diverse geographies, targeting messages and products using state-of-the-art social media analysis tools to enhance digital communications.

Building Champions. PACE’s policy communication and media training programs build local capacity by expanding the roster of advocacy and policy champions and producing strong cadres of journalists who educate and motivate supporters.

Empowering Communities. PACE connects and galvanizes policy communities that cut across subject areas and sectors. These communities engage stakeholders at the local, national, and global levels to accelerate progress toward achievement of critical health and development goals.

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Funding for the PACE project is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-A-16-00002.