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New Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Toolkit Launched

September 2016: Article In September 2016, the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project launched a completely revised Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) toolkit. The updates to the PHE toolkit include streamlining and reorganizing the structure and modifying the contents to ensure that recent research, evaluations, and other resources are all available. Rather than serving as a repository of every available PHE publication, the redesigned toolkit showcases the best and most recent resources, along with classic PHE reference materials.

New Online Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Course Available on Global Health e-Learning Platform

September 2016: Article PRB launched a revised Population, Health, and the Environment (PHE) course for USAID’s Global Health e-Learning (GHeL) Center. The revised PHE eLearning course will help development practitioners, policy advocates, and others interested in integrated approaches to development understand how and why the PHE approach is an efficient and effective way for countries to achieve the SDGs, and a means of increasing equity for family planning and health services in remote communities.

Trends and Challenges Facing Americas Latino Children

September 2016: Article Latino children currently account for one-fourth of U.S. children under age 18, and by 2050 they are projected to make up nearly one-third of the child population. Of the 18.2 million Latino children currently living in the United States, 95 percent are U.S.-born citizens.

Meeting the Need, Fulfilling the Promise: Youth and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

September 2016: Report The highest proportion of young people today—89 percent—live in developing countries. In some sub-Saharan African countries, where fertility remains high, we can expect growing cohorts of children and youth, unless their fertility needs can be met. This brief discusses the advantages and challenges of providing Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) to youth, provides case studies from Ethiopia and Madagascar and outlines actions for policymakers and donors to make youth access to LARCs a reality.

Striving for Sustainability at 10 Billion: The 2016 World Population Data Sheet

September 2016: Article PRB's Jeff Jordan & Peter Goldstein discuss highlights from the 2016 World Population Data Sheet.

Population and Gender in the MENA: Reflections From PRB’s Farzaneh Roudi

September 2016: Article Farzaneh Roudi, who recently retired from PRB, started our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program in 2001. In a Q and A, Roudi talks about her experiences working on population and gender in the MENA region and her reflections on current trends.

PRB in the News - 2015

August 2016: Article A selected list of PRB's recent media coverage from 2015.

2016 World Population Data Sheet

August 2016: Datasheet PRB estimates the current world population at 7.4 billion and projects an increase to 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.9 billion in 2050. Explore population, health, and environment data on the Data Sheet’s interactive digital site.

Changing U.S. Family Patterns Pose Policy Challenges

August 2016: Report A new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report, “Understanding the Dynamics of Family Change in the United States,” discusses how changes in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital childbearing have transformed family life in the United States.

Women's Edition

July 2016: Article

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