Population Reference Bureau

Inform. Empower. Advance.

  • Expanding Contraceptive Method Choice for Successful Family Planning Programs

    Successful family planning programs listen to the different needs of clients and respond with strategies that expand informed, voluntary contraceptive choice: offering a range of affordable contraceptive methods; providing client-centered, comprehensive counseling; employing a variety of service delivery approaches; and ensuring continuous supplies of contraceptive commodities. Expanding individuals’ contraceptive choices supports increased and continuous contraceptive use, enabling more women and couples to realize their ambitions for themselves and their families and helping communities and nations achieve their development goals. This web feature and accompanying brief explore the rationale for expanding contraceptive choice.

  • PopPov Workshop Examines Benefit of Canning-Karra-Wilde Model in Policy Planning in Africa

    Researchers from the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) have developed a macroeconomic model that estimates the impact of fertility declines on economic growth. The CKW Model was developed by PopPop researchers David Canning and Mahesh Karra from Harvard University and Joshua Wilde from University of South Florida. The model is especially useful in country-level policy planning. PRB and the researchers held a workshop on the model and have made a slide deck available.

  • The Effect of Reproductive Health Improvements on Women's Economic Empowerment

    Women’s access to employment, business opportunities, and financial resources are widely seen as critical to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. This report reviews the Population and Poverty (PopPov) Research Network’s most rigorous results from the past 10 years with attention to the effect of reproductive health improvements on women’s economic empowerment.