PRB has a long history of empowering local and regional stakeholders, primarily in Africa, to be effective policy communicators and advocates who can hold their leaders accountable. Under the PACE Project—Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health—PRB takes this work further at a critical moment for collaboration with countries that have pledged to meet population, family planning, and other health objectives included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the PACE Project works closely with global actors, national and local governments, USAID missions, and civil society to build champions, empower communities, and communicate effectively through data-driven, innovative products. PACE strengthens capacities in advocacy, policy communication, and negotiation, and increases commitments to multisectoral approaches such as Population, Health, and Environment. PACE integrates the cross-cutting themes of gender, youth, and equity throughout all activities.
PACE country activities ensure that family planning, reproductive health, and population issues are at the heart of policies and programs and are recognized as key to sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. Through PACE, PRB can help countries achieve Family Planning 2020 commitments, end preventable child and maternal deaths, and reach the SDGs.