PRB staff are experts in global health, population data and trends, and U.S. Census data. We also provide training in issues-based journalism and policy communication.

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‘Full-Time Work Doesn’t Pay’: Why Are So Many Working American Families Living Day to Day?

USA Today | Sept. 6, 2022
A PRB article on how poverty is measured in the United States was cited.

I Work An Extra Job Because Childcare Costs More than My Salary. It’s Either That or Give Up My Career.

Market Insider | Aug. 29, 2022
KidsData’s findings on the cost of childcare in San Francisco was cited.

Involve Stakeholders in Implementing Reproductive Health Policy

The Standard | Aug. 8, 2022
Data on contraceptive use among adolescent girl in the 2021 World Population Data Sheet was cited.

Kids in Oregon, Nationwide ‘Definitely are More Stressed,’ New Report Shows

Salem Statesman Journal | Aug. 8, 2022
PRB’s work on Annie E. Casey’s 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book was cited.

A 50 year shift to Virginia’s suburbs likely to move to the exurbs next

Virginia Public Media | July 12, 2022
Mark Mather discussed population changes in Virginia over the coming 50 years.

Overturning Roe v. Wade Isn’t About Christian Morals or Protecting Life

Parents | June 30, 2022
A PRB article on racial disparities in U.S. maternal deaths quoted.

More Young People Have Mental Health Problems

Tennessee Tribune | June 20, 2022
Beth Jarosz discussed rising rates of teen suicides in the United States.

Baby Bust: The Fast-Falling Numbers of America’s Birth Rates

Newsy | June 13, 2022
Beth Jarosz discussed the impact of a lower U.S. birth rate on families and communities.

Men Have a Lot to Lose When Roe Falls

New York Times | May 27, 2022
PRB’s reporting on racial disparity in maternal mortality rates in the United States is cited.

US Birth Rates Rose Slightly in 2021 After a Steep Drop in the First Year of the Pandemic, CDC Data Shows

CNN | May 24, 2022
Beth Jarosz discussed new data showing a slight increase in U.S. birth rates in 2021.

The ‘Deep Tech’ Revolution Is Happening. Here’s How it Will Change Things

Fast Company | May 19, 2022
The article cited PRB projections on the percentage of the world’s population who will be living in cities by 2050.

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Management of Complex Technical Programs

At PRB, we have the expertise, infrastructure, and global networks to take on some of the world’s most complex population and health challenges on behalf of our funders and partners.

Many of our partnerships span decades, built on good faith relationships established by our direct experiences with individuals and organizations across the globe at the intersection of the environment, health, family planning, and population.

We work with a wide range of partners in sectors including government, nonprofit, research, business, and philanthropy. Our approach focuses on evidence, audience, and context.

For more than 30 years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has relied on PRB to build the capacity of organizations around the world to accurately and effectively convey messages to decisionmakers that propel changes in areas such as gender, family planning, and reproductive health. Our capacity-building approach supports partners’ leadership in sustainable development. We work with longstanding partners to provide resources and limited, highly specific technical assistance. For those facing institutional challenges, we provide a full suite of support, including mentorship from peer institutions, technical training, and collaborative creation of communications materials.

Researchers and decisionmakers have relied on PRB’s expertise to oversee multiple programs for the U.S. Census Bureau since 2013. In partnership with the Census Bureau, PRB created and manages communities to support researchers, data users, and policymakers working with American Community Survey (ACS) data; organizes annual ACS Data Users conferences; and plays a key role in the creation of Census Bureau data products.

PRB’s manages multiple complex technical programs for several partners and clients around the world each year.

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World and U.S. Population Trends

Changes in a population’s size, growth rate, and composition can have profound effects on society, the economy, and individual health and well-being. PRB tracks the key demographic trends underlying global population change and helps decisionmakers understand these trends and their implications.