PRB believes that we go farther when we go with others. We are expanding our partnerships with an array of organizations and agencies, in the United States and globally, to better serve the needs of those who use data, research, and evidence.
PRB also empowers our partners by sharing knowledge and resources that strengthen their autonomy and sustainability. We bring broad expertise and innovative, cost-effective approaches to analysis, information sharing, policy communication, and capacity building.
Here are just a few examples of how our partnerships produce results.
Policy Communication Training Goes Local.
For the first time in its 30-year history, our popular Policy Communication Fellows Summer Institute took place outside of the United States. Doctoral students from seven nations travelled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to attend the program, which equips young researchers and family planning experts to become champions by developing skills to communicate evidence to policy audiences. We partnered with Amref Health Africa’s Advocacy Accelerator, who hosted us at their Tanzania campus and played an important role in bringing local field experts in policy communication to the workshop to speak about their experiences using evidence to compel policy action. This new partnership is part of a broader, continuing effort by PRB to expand the Fellow program’s impact by increasing its relevance for trainees and strengthening the role of local partners.
Collaborating to Meet Data Users’ Needs.
PRB has worked in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau since 2012 to increase knowledge and use of American Community Survey (ACS) data. The nationwide ACS provides U.S. states, congressional districts, counties, cities, and communities with reliable and timely social, economic, housing, and demographic data every year. Through this partnership, PRB established and maintains an ACS Data Users Group and Online Community. The Online Community has more than 2,000 members and provides a user-friendly platform for ACS data users across the country to pose and answer questions, and share information, applications, programs, and data files. Through the establishment of a Data Products Redesign Group, comprised of ACS and decennial census data users, we help support an efficient and effective means to collect informal feedback about new ACS and 2020 Census data products and distribution channels. This ongoing exchange helps the Census Bureau better understand data users’ needs and develop innovative data products and dissemination tools that best meet those needs.
Helping Africa Harness the Demographic Dividend.
PRB provided key assistance to the African Union Commission (AUC) to advance its 2017 policy theme of investing in youth to achieve a demographic dividend. The dividend is an economic bonus that can result from a change in the age structure. PRB’s support, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, included partnering with the Commission’s Youth Division to hold a workshop that helped 13 young African media professionals understand that, with the right investments, Africa’s youth bulge could provide the fuel needed to achieve the demographic dividend. The window for such a dividend opens when a nation’s fertility rate declines and working-age adults outnumber dependent-age children. The workshop impressed upon the journalists that the dividend requires timely investments to ensure that today’s youth become tomorrow’s productive adults—a message they could use to inform young people about the demographic dividend.
PRB partnered with more than 50 organizations in 2019.
Advance Family Planning
Advocacy for Better Health Project, Uganda
African Institute for Development Policy
African Union Commission, Human Resources and Youth Division
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Association of African Universities
Association of Population Centers
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (CRSD)
Center for Excellence in Journalism (Karachi, Pakistan)
Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria
Communications Consortium Media Center
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) Developing Radio Partners
Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA)
Ethiopian Economics Association
Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
Family Planning 2020
General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists
Global Women’s Institute
Harvard University, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Hopkins Population Center, Johns Hopkins University
I Choose Life – Africa
Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population, Université de Ouagadougou
International Center for Research on Women
International Social Survey Programme
International Youth Alliance for Family Planning
Kenya Center for the Study of Adolescence
Kenya Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Unit, Ministry of Health
Kenya National Council for Population and Development, Ministry of Devolution and Planning
Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project
Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)
The Palladium Group
Pan American Health Organization
Planetary Health Alliance
Population and Sustainability Network
Population Association of America
Research Council of Norway
The Nature Conservancy
United Nations Population Fund, West and Central Africa Regional Office
University of South Florida
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars