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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.

What is the World's Population on World Population Day?

July 2016: Article The theme of this year’s World Population Day, as designated by the United Nations, is "investing in teenage girls"—a theme that runs through much of the work done by PRB. We collaborate with a variety of partners in the United States and globally to communicate data and evidence to show that empowered and educated girls and women have a better chance of leading healthy, productive lives. Check out some examples from the past year.

The Emerging Democratic Republic Of Congo: The Role of the Demographic Dividend

July 2016: Datasheet The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced a period of sustained economic growth, averaging about 9 percent between 2013 and 2015. Although the DRC has made significant progress towards sustainable economic development, 88 percent of its inhabitants live on less than $1.25 a day. This wall chart, currently only available in French, explains how a demographic dividend can promote accelerated economic growth to improve the living conditions of Congolese citizens.

Toll of Recent Recession Still Evident in Appalachia, PRB Report Shows

June 2016: Report The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview From the 2010-2014 American Community Survey, prepared by PRB for the Appalachian Regional Commission compares newly released American Community Survey data for 2010-2014 to 2005-2009 to show trends in income, employment, and other indicators at the regional, subregional, and county levels.

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