Kaitlyn Patierno is a policy analyst in International Programs. Her focus is on the demographic dividend, equity, and advancing universal access to family planning. From 2010 to 2015 Patierno worked at the United States Agency for International Development, where she provided oversight for the Africa Bureau’s family planning and health system strengthening portfolios, strategic and operational support for Africa Bureau policy objectives, and technical assistance for health programs in the Africa Region field missions. She holds an Master of Public Health in maternal and child health from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s in international relations from The George Washington University.
2018 World Population Data Sheet With Focus on Changing Age Structures
PRB estimates the 2018 worldwide total fertility rate (TFR, or average births per woman over their lifetime) at 2.4; the global TFR has been declining for the past few decades but remains high enough to generate continued population growth.