Former Senior Policy Advisor
Data without context are just numbers.
Data with context are powerful tools that can inform policymaking and influence change.
If research is to be understood by policymakers, the media, and other non-technical audiences it must be conveyed clearly. PRB staff collect and analyze data and display it in ways that inform public understanding on topics such as population change, trends in aging, health-related behaviors, and patterns and shifts in family planning use.
We share these evidence-based insights through non-technical reports, presentations, interactive maps, data visualizations, and other formats that are accessible, accurate, and engaging. Examples include:
- The World Population Data Sheet, one of the most trusted sources for vital demographic data and insights used by government leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and decisionmakers around the world.
- A series of interactive charts and maps showing that even though Americans are living longer, declines in adult death rates aren’t evenly distributed across states.
- Interactive charts illustrating the dynamics of contraceptive use so health policy and program decisionmakers can better deliver high-quality, client-centered services that enable women and couples to make the best family planning choices for themselves.
These products are used by policymakers and other decisionmakers, nongovernmental organizations, civil society actors, educators, and the media to report on issues and inform their actions
Breakthrough RESEARCH accelerates social and behavior change (SBC) by conducting state-of-the-art research and evaluation and promoting evidence-based solutions to improve health and development programs around the world.
USAID, Population Council
PRB produced a global interactive database and a series of regional policy reports and data sheets that highlight the importance of taking action now to address noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors among youth.
AstraZeneca Young Health Programme
Michigan Coordinating Center for the Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
PRB was 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 (FGM/C) within one generation.
UKAID, Population Council
Ensuring that family planning, reproductive health, and population issues are key for sustainable and equitable economic growth and development.