Kaitlyn Patierno's 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.
Enhancing Family Planning Equity for Inclusive Economic Growth and Development
Across sub-Saharan Africa, national development strategies have established the goal of achieving economic growth that is both rapid and equitable across a population. Efforts to promote shared prosperity will be strengthened by demographic changes that facilitate greater investment in human capital…
Fostering Economic Growth, Equity, and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Family Planning
This report explores how family planning could and should play a much larger role in Africa’s future through strengthening global competitiveness, advancing equitable growth, and building resilience against natural and manmade stressors and shocks.