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PACE Kenya Datasheet

October 2016: Datasheet The PACE Project, in collaboration with Kenya’s National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), produced a new data sheet with findings from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). The data sheet includes figures that explain national data for married women ages 15 to 49 on the demand for contraception that was satisfied, use of or intention to use contraception, and the most popular sources of contraception.

PRB in the News - 2015

August 2015: Article A selected list of PRB's recent media coverage from 2015.

Fostering Economic Growth, Equity, and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Family Planning

October 2016: Report Sub-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.

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.

Media Toolkit

September 2016: Lesson Plan PRB has worked with hundreds of journalists from developing countries to help them understand issues related to population, reproductive health, and gender status, so that they can report on them accurately and comprehensively. This media toolkit was funded by USAID under the PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced) project and based on lessons learned through our global journalism program Women’s Edition. The toolkit showcases PRB’s capacity efforts so that others who want to engage with the news media can learn from our work and expand the reach of this successful media training.

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.

New Online Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Course Available on Global Health e-Learning Platform

September 2016: Article PRB launched a revised Population, Health, and the Environment (PHE) course for USAID’s Global Health e-Learning (GHeL) Center. The revised PHE eLearning course will help development practitioners, policy advocates, and others interested in integrated approaches to development understand how and why the PHE approach is an efficient and effective way for countries to achieve the SDGs, and a means of increasing equity for family planning and health services in remote communities.

New Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Toolkit Launched

September 2016: Article In September 2016, the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project launched a completely revised Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) toolkit. The updates to the PHE toolkit include streamlining and reorganizing the structure and modifying the contents to ensure that recent research, evaluations, and other resources are all available. Rather than serving as a repository of every available PHE publication, the redesigned toolkit showcases the best and most recent resources, along with classic PHE reference materials.

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.

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.


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