Supporting Population Evidence and Champions in Africa (SPEC)
With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Population Reference Bureau is working to build capacity for evidence-based leadership on the demographic dividend in sub-Saharan African countries and to ensure coordination of related demographic dividend activities in the region.
Center for Public Information on Population Research
The Center for Public Information on Population Research serves as the Coordinating Center for the NICHD Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure Program to improve the translation and dissemination of major findings from population dynamics research, and communication and cooperation across Centers.
The Evidence Project uses implementation science—the strategic generation, translation, and use of evidence—to improve family planning policies, programs, and practices. Led by the Population Council, the five-year project (2013–2018) is investigating which strategies work best in improving, expanding, and sustaining family planning services.
Evidence to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
PRB is a partner on Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to end female genital mutilation/cutting within one generation. Evidence to End FGM/C began in March 2015 and will conduct its research for five years.
Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy to Expand Access to Safe Abortion (SAFE ENGAGE)
The SAFE ENGAGE project supports access to safe abortion by providing decisionmakers with the latest data on abortion and maternal health, building the capacity of advocates and other decisionmakers to use evidence to achieve policy goals.