Tools for Subnational Policy Communication
As more countries move toward a decentralized government structure—shifting the responsibility for political, fiscal, administrative, and other functions from the national government to subnational and local agencies—it is essential that local policymakers are well-informed about family planning (FP…
The Emerging Democratic Republic Of Congo: The Role of the Demographic Dividend
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced a period of sustained economic growth, averaging about 9 percent between 2013 and 2015. Although the DRC has made significant progress towards sustainable economic development, 88 percent of its inhabitants live on less than $1.25 a day. This wa…
Investing in Women and Girls for a Gender Dividend
The gender dividend suggests that economies could be more productive and equitable by closing gender gaps in the labor market. A key factor in these labor market gender gaps is the fact that women tend to perform the bulk of unpaid dependent care and household work.
Aging Baby Boomers to Face Caregiving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges
The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects in this Population Bulletin.