PRB: Reports/Publications/Reports.aspxThe Dynamics of Family PlanningSince the early 1960s, many countries have instituted large-scale programs to provide contraceptive protection to their populations. Since that time, hundreds of national surveys have been conducted and statistics have been collected from clinics and health centers at local levels. The rich data sets that have appeared over the years permit insights into the dynamics of how large-scale family planning programs do and do not work well.11/09/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Dynamics-of-Family-Planning-Key-Demographic-Insights.aspx686bf7b4-51cd-4eb3-828a-64935b18a82fGender Perspectives Improve Reproductive Health Outcomes: New EvidenceThis report assembles the latest data and updates the evidence on the difference a gender perspective makes when incorporated into reproductive health programs, and is an update of a 2004 report. 03/05/2010/Publications/Reports/2010/genderperspectives.aspx0f69c2ad-f600-43a3-be1b-706353618c5fExpanding Contraceptive Method Choice for Successful Family Planning ProgramsSuccessful family planning programs listen to the different needs of clients and respond with strategies that expand informed, voluntary contraceptive choice: offering a range of affordable contraceptive methods; providing client-centered, comprehensive counseling; employing a variety of service delivery approaches; and ensuring continuous supplies of contraceptive commodities. Expanding individuals’ contraceptive choices supports increased and continuous contraceptive use, enabling more women and couples to realize their ambitions for themselves and their families and helping communities and nations achieve their development goals. This web feature and accompanying brief explore the rationale for expanding contraceptive choice.09/22/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Method-Choice-for-Successful-Family-Planning-Programs.aspxcead812d-3a08-4fb0-81c2-aaa267b8ca3eFamily Planning Enhances Development ProspectsSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is poised to emerge as an important global player, registering impressive economic growth averaging 4.7 percent annually over the last two decades. However, it scores lowest among major world regions in key factors of economic competitiveness and faces growing environmental challenges that inhibit both economic and human development. More than one-third of people living in SSA have no access to improved drinking water, a problem that disproportionately affects women, girls, and those living in rural areas.08/10/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Family-Planning-Can-Enhance-Development-Prospects.aspxcb414c6f-e551-4ca6-9138-81b2393dc7f8The Effect of Reproductive Health Improvements on Women's Economic EmpowermentWomen’s access to employment, business opportunities, and financial resources are widely seen as critical to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. This report reviews the Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Network’s most rigorous results from the past 10 years with attention to the effect of reproductive health improvements on women’s economic empowerment. 09/06/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Womens-Economic-Empowerment.aspx0a194fee-f977-4be3-b2cd-9b1f4d4f1ec4Building Resilience Through Family Planning: A Transformative Approach For Women, Families, and CommunitiesThis brief aims to help health, climate change, and development practitioners who focus on resilience better understand and communicate these connections in order to embrace and promote family planning as a local, national, and global development priority.08/31/2015/Publications/Reports/2015/sahel-resilience.aspx27d173d8-e36e-44b8-923f-6d0a6fd39e24Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging AmericaAs Americans live longer and the large baby boom generation reaches old age, the sheer numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are expected to rise dramatically. But there is some potentially good news: The share of the population with dementia may have fallen over the past 25 years—likely the result of better brain health related to more schooling and aggressive treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes. 07/17/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Todays-Research-Aging-Dementia-Trends.aspx9c31b942-c5ab-4d72-9c46-8d6dc616aeb6How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older AmericansMost Americans say they want to age in place in their own communities, but their health and ability to remain independent is shaped in part by their neighborhoods. Research finds that the social, economic, demographic, and physical characteristics of communities may influence older residents’ health and well-being.02/13/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/todays-research-aging-neighborhoods-health.aspx203ad22b-8d0d-4a9a-997c-4422cf0e52f9Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard: Measuring Commitment to Effective Policy and Program InterventionsGovernments around the world have made great strides in creating policies that support young people. Increasingly, countries have formalized the rights of adolescents and young people to access sexual and reproductive health services. Despite growing commitment from decisionmakers, many barriers remain for young people who want to use contraception.04/27/2017/Publications/Reports/2017/Global-Youth-Family-Planning-Index.aspx73ffa3a6-4887-4b6c-8dd3-4b9ee493a291Researchers 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-388df0f67620