Population Reference Bureau informs people about population, health, and the environment. We also empower others to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
PRB president and CEO Jeff Jordan talks about how PRB provides data and evidence, and strengthens capacities for engagement, to enrich social policy discussions and actions.
PRB information products released (data sheets, briefs, infographics, visualizations, reports, blog posts).
New or renewed capacity- building partnerships between PRB and other organizations.
News stories on health and population based on PRB content and activities.
Visitors to prb.org website, up 25 percent from the year before.
Communities established and/ or supported to promote dialogue with decisionmakers on population.
External requests for PRB staff to author/coauthor papers, produce online articles, or review reports.
Meetings and other thematic convenings organized and led by PRB staff.
PRBs core thematic areas are aging, children and families, family planning and reproductive health, gender, global health, inequality and poverty, migration and urbanization, population and the environment, and youth.
Below are examples of our work this year in some of these areas:
AgingPreparing for Aging U.S. Baby Boomers
Children and FamiliesSpotlight on Latino Children
Family Planning and Reproductive HealthEngaging Men in Family Planning
GenderWomens Media Training for All
Population and the EnvironmentMeasuring Resilience in Africa
YouthYouth Speak Out on the Demographic Dividend
Communicating DataStriving for Sustainability at 10 Billion
See how PRB staff shared evidence-based knowledge and PRB’s work informed policy discussions.
Alicia VanOrman and Beth Jarosz of PRBs U.S. Programs analyzed data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to show that suicides have surpassed homicides to become the second-leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers. MORE
In November 2015, Nigerian parliamentarian Babatunde Gabriel Kolawale cited PRB population projections as he implored his fellow lawmakers to “curb the population explosion in Nigeria.” MORE
PRBs Marlene Lee and Diana Warira of the African Institute for Development Policy summarized key lessons from a session on communicating research to policymakers during a conference at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. MORE
PRB partnered with the University of Kinshasa on a French-language wall chart to use as an advocacy tool illustrating how the country can accelerate its development by taking the necessary steps to achieve a demographic dividend. Nicole LaGrone wrote a “Stories From the Field” post from Kinshasa about the realities of DRCs high fertility rates. MORE
Farzaneh Roudi retired in 2016 after nearly three decades at PRB. She started our Middle East and North Africa program in 2001 with support from the Ford Foundation office in Cairo. In a Q&A she reflected on her work and the regional outlook on population and gender issues. MORE
Mark Mather looked at U.S. Census Bureau data and found that California, Florida, and Texas accounted for nearly half of U.S. population growth between 2014 and 2015, even though these three states made up only 28 percent of the total population in 2015. MORE
Funmi OlaOlorun, an alumna of PRBs Policy Communication Fellows Program, and her research partner were awarded a Grand Challenges in Global Health grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in April 2016 for their project on empowering Nigerian women. OlaOlorun explained how skills she gained as a Policy Fellow have helped her. MORE