PRB: Reports/Publications/Reports.aspxResearchers Share Results With Policymakers—In Six Minutes or Less<p>The Research Council of Norway, a funding partner in the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) for which PRB is the Secretariat, recently hosted a knowledge-sharing event at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway. To accommodate policymakers’ busy schedules, the Research Council challenged each presenter to discuss their research results, policy implications, and recommendations in six minutes or less.</p> <p><i>Image: Laila Bokhari, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, opens the conference.</i></p>05/09/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Researchers-Results-Policymakers.aspxb25fe4f9-f3f7-4b12-929c-388df0f67620Integrating Health Services for Young People: Tackling the Growing Noncommunicable Disease EpidemicThis policy report, published with support from the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme, argues that integrating noncommunicable disease (NCD) services—particularly those targeted at prevention and early intervention—with other health services for young people can help tackle the growing noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).05/10/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Health-Services-Young-People.aspx77539cf0-d816-4f1c-8bf0-352f5263c4a4Global Employment and the Sustainable Development GoalsThe United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 calls for full and productive employment and decent work for all. In our latest Population Bulletin, we explain how demographic trends will have a bearing on whether and how rapidly this and other SDG goals are achieved. 04/18/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Global-Employment-Sustainable-Development-Goals.aspx740967e0-a39d-46a0-82f4-ca963455c696An African Demographic Dividend Relies on Investments in the Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents and YouthAn African Union (AU) Assembly decision in January 2016 established the theme for 2017 as “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth.” AU heads of state and government recognize a country-level demographic dividend as central to the continent’s economic transformation in the context of AU Agenda 2063—the AU’s global strategy for socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years. 02/23/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/African-Demographic-Dividend.aspx4acfe6ae-1252-40f7-b822-980baf704a40Longevity Research: Unraveling the Determinants of Healthy Aging and Longer Life SpansMost people know about the importance of eating a healthy diet, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking to prevent disease and increase longevity. But researchers have identified many other factors—including genetics, social connections, early-life experiences, and even certain personality traits—that may affect life expectancy.11/03/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/todays-research-aging-healthy-aging-longer-life-spans.aspxf83a184a-a87e-49df-8e46-d54efa1b4b0bFostering Economic Growth, Equity, and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Family PlanningSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will be the world’s greatest demographic player this century—its population will quadruple from 960 million to about 4 billion and it will account for almost 100 percent of the world’s estimated 2 billion increase in workforce. This new report explores how family planning could and should play a much larger role in Africa’s future through strengthening global competitiveness, advancing equitable growth, and building resilience against natural and manmade stressors and shocks for families, communities, and nations across the region.10/18/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/economic-growth-equity-ishrat.aspx328af3de-ca0c-4b09-9ccb-736bbdddf894Meeting the Need, Fulfilling the Promise: Youth and Long-Acting Reversible ContraceptivesThe 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.09/26/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/larcs-and-youth.aspx554097f3-5121-46f1-b391-b6712e749bc5Interventions to Address the Economic Causes and Consequences of HIV/AIDSAlthough 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.07/14/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/poppov-economic-causes-consequences-HIV-AIDS.aspxe6387073-334c-4ab2-a87f-5f8e1c19beaeChanging U.S. Family Patterns Pose Policy ChallengesA 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.08/09/2016/Publications/Reports/2016/us-bulletin-complex-families.aspxc0fba788-3ca3-4d84-823c-68eaee2a07f5New PRB Appalachia Report Examines Jobs, Degrees, and Other Trends Appalachia's residents in their prime working years are less likely to be in the labor force or to hold college degrees than the U.S. population as a whole, but these and other demographic, health, and socioeconomic patterns vary widely within the region.04/24/2015/Publications/Reports/2015/appalachia-overview-acs-2015.aspxb12f6947-dbca-4bdf-96d4-0b99978ba564