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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.

Humboldt Child Care Challenges Highlighted on “National Day Without Child Care”

KRCR | May 5, 2022
The article cited KidsData.org findings on the availability of licensed day cares in Humboldt County, California.

How Long Can Humans Really Live?

Katie Couric Media | Apr. 20, 2022
Mark Mather discussed why people are living longer than ever.

Colorado only has one Black Certified Professional Midwife. Here’s what she thinks of the health care system.

KRCC | Apr. 12, 2022
PRB’s analysis of Black maternal deaths is cited.

America’s Kids Are Not All Right—We Need Urgent Action to Save Young Lives

The Hill | Apr. 2, 2022
Robert A. Hummer, coauthor of PRB’s “Dying Young” Population Bulletin, discussed mortality data for Americans under age 25 and potential policy solutions.

How the Deadly COVID-19 Pandemic Has Forever Changed the Nation

KCBS Radio | Apr. 1, 2022
Beth Jarosz discussed the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Census Bureau Considering Changes After Minority Undercounts

CQ Roll Call | Mar. 18, 2022
Mark Mather discussed the historical challenge of different population groups being undercounted in the decennial census.

The New Golden Girls: Baby Boomers Are Moving in Together to Save Money

The Washington Post | Feb. 25, 2022
PRB’s research on the changing composition of families in the United States is cited.

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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.