The PopPov network is a group of academic researchers and funders from around the globe
that is interested in how population dynamics (population growth, decline, aging, etc.) impact economic outcomes. We are most interested in how population policies can be used for poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. The mission is to increase the interest and visibility of the research agenda within the academic and the funding community.
For more information about PopPov, download the two-page brief, The Population and Poverty Research Initiative
Watch a 5-minute video introduction to the PopPov Network, "Bridging Research and Policy: The PopPov Initiative."
In 2005, a report by the Population and Development Working Group of the Center for Global Development outlined a research agenda to review the relationship between reproductive health, and key economic outcomes at the household, community and national levels and outlined questions for future researchers. The Working Group placed a special focus on the type of research that would be useful to economic and health sector policymaking by national governments and donor agencies working in sub-Saharan Africa. These research priorities reflected the views of experts in the fields of demography, economics, sociology, epidemiology, public policy and related disciplines. The report can be viewed in French
(PDF) or English
See also Population Dynamics and
Economic Development: Filling the Research Gaps, March 2009
). Prepared by Shareen Joshi, with support from Rachel Nugent and Meghan Cagley, for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and its partners, the paper summarized progress-to-date on the research agenda on population, reproductive health, and economic development.
The PopPov Network makes research grants, supports dissertation fellows, sponsors meetings and workshops, and now provides an online space for the poppov research community. The goal of the network is to highlight the needs of the researchers, highlight state of the art methodologies, encourage and teach the next generation of researchers, and share ideas and communicate findings among the research community.