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Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective

May 2016: Report This policy brief summarizes policymakers’ perspectives on what constitutes barriers to evidence-informed policymaking. It also presents strategies for making research results more accessible to high-level policymakers at the country level, based on what they say they want as well as evidence about what information policymakers can and do use in policymaking.

Adolescent Girls in Egypt

April 2016: Report This PRB policy brief explores the lives of adolescent girls in Egypt. A national response that cuts across development sectors and programs is necessary because of the girls’ demographic significance and more importantly because they are vulnerable to harmful practices such as female genital cutting (FGC) and early marriage that violate girls’ rights and hinder the country’s development.

Moving Research to Action: Helping to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

April 2016: Article Ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in one generation is an ambitious goal, but that is exactly what the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other partners aim to do.

2015-2016 U.S. Policy Fellows

March 2016: Article

Sustainable Development Indicators: The Last Missing Piece of the 2030 Agenda

March 2016: Article Last year’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a major milestone for United Nations (UN) Member States seeking to jumpstart efforts to improve people’s lives and maintain a healthy planet.

Today's Research on Aging: Family Caregiving

February 2016: Report This report highlights recent National Institute on Aging-supported research on the impact of caregiving on family members, the dynamics of caregiving within extended families, and the future need and availability of family care.

Family Caregiving for Older People

February 2016: Article In the United States, the vast majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases and people live longer with chronic disabling conditions, particularly dementia, meeting the care needs of older Americans will become more challenging for families.

Womens Edition Loses One of Its Own

February 2016: Article We mourn the passing of Faith Kandaba, a journalist with Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and an alumna of PRB’s Women’s Edition program.

Accidental Poisoning Deaths—Mostly Drug Overdoses—Exceed Homicides of U.S. Young Adults

February 2016: Article Drug overdoses propelled the number of accidental poisonings above homicides as a cause of death among young adults ages 20 to 24 in the United States, according to 2014 data released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of accidental poisonings--nearly all from drug overdoses--still trails the number of suicides, which overtook homicides as a cause of death in this age group in 2010. The results are based on PRB analysis of the CDC data.

PRB-Sponsored Journalists Put Family Planning Into Local Context

February 2016: Article Population Reference Bureau (PRB) supported 18 journalists from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to cover the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning in Bali, Indonesia.

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