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Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Ethiopia

August 2017: Article Ethiopia, with a current population of about 100 million, has achieved gains in several major health indicators that place it in a favorable position to benefit from a demographic dividend in the future.

Ethiopia Potential to Reap a Demographic Dividend

August 2017: Article Declining mortality and fertility rates are transitioning Ethiopia toward an age structure that has the potential to provide significant economic benefit.

Gender Community of Practice Launches New Website

July 2017: Detail For 20 years, the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) has been a valuable resource and networking space for gender professionals across sectors. The IGWG website has served as an important hub for gender and development materials, and we are proud to announce the launch of a new and improved IGWG website designed with the user in mind.

Noncommunicable Diseases Epidemic in Kenya

July 2017: Detail Kenya is experiencing a growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). A window of opportunity exists to address the four key NCD risk behaviors in Kenya's large and growing youth population.

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Well-Being of U.S. Latino Youth Differs by Ethnic Background

July 2017: Article Latino children, who make up one-fourth of the population under age 18 in the United States, have made progress over the past 10 to 15 years in several key areas of well-being according to a report co-authored by PRB and the National Council of La Raza. However, these children come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and countries of origin, and there are pronounced differences in the well-being of Latino children with different ethnic or national origins.

Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America

July 2017: Report As 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.

New Detail Page

July 2017: Detail PRB is a partner on Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. The research program is led by the Population Council in Nairobi, in partnership with the Africa Coordination Centre for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, Kenya (ACCAF); Gender and Reproductive Health & Rights Resource Centre, Sudan (GRACE); Global Research and Advocacy Group, Senegal (GRAG); Population Council, Nigeria; Population Council, Egypt; Population Council, Ethiopia; MannionDaniels, Ltd. (MD); Population Reference Bureau (PRB); University of California, San Diego (Dr. Gerry Mackie); and University of Washington, Seattle (Dr. Bettina Shell-Duncan).

Maldives' Population Dynamics

July 2017: Article The name of Maldives usually generates images of pristine beaches, marine wonders, and luxurious resorts and, as such, the country epitomizes the ultimate touristic destination. Nowadays, however, the Maldives are also in the news because of climate change and rising sea levels and its fragile environment is threatened by ominous global trends.

Family Planning and Girls’ Education: Antidotes to Climate Change

July 2017: Article A few years ago, environmental activist and author Paul Hawken recruited a large team to assess and model practical solutions to climate change, based on available data and research from numerous sources. The results are summarized in Drawdown, a book edited by Hawken that identifies 100 substantive ways for people, governments, and companies to reduce the pace of global warming over the next 30 years.

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