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Tools for Subnational Policy Communication

September 2016: Lesson Plan As more countries move toward a decentralized government structure—shifting the responsibility for political, fiscal, administrative, and other functions from the national government to subnational and local agencies—it is essential that local policymakers are well-informed about family planning (FP) and its role in development. The PACE project, with funding from USAID, has created a curated catalog of existing subnational policy communication materials and resources that demonstrate different approaches to using data in policy communication to advocate for financial and political support for FP.

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.

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

Young People Are Asia’s Key to Curbing the Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases

July 2016: Datasheet Asia has an opportunity to curb a rising noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic by addressing NCD risk factors among young people, according to a new set of PRB publications.

Interventions to Address the Economic Causes and Consequences of HIV/AIDS

July 2016: Report Although much progress has been made, 37 million people in the world were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2014. Evidence generated over the past 10 years from the PopPov Research Initiative and other findings from sub-Saharan Africa provide insights on the connections between HIV and household and national economics. This policy brief highlights research on financial and educational interventions that can help reduce new HIV infections.

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