Dear Friend of PRB:

As chair of the PRB Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to share with you our 2017 Annual Report.

In the Report’s introductory letter, PRB president Jeffrey Jordan notes that 2017 was an inflection point for the organization. He and his leadership team completed an ambitious three-year strategic plan that set the stage for building new partnerships and fostering innovations, with the aim of achieving greater impact in our mission to improve the well-being of current and future generations.

Partnerships: In this Annual Report, you can read about how PRB worked with Amref Health Africa’s Advocacy Accelerator to bring our popular Policy Communication Fellows program to Tanzania—the first time the program was held outside the United States. Closer to home, U.S. Programs expanded its collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to increase knowledge and use of American Community Survey data.

Innovations: PRB created new ways to analyze and present data to make it useful. A popular Population Bulletin released in 2017, “Losing Ground: Young Women’s Well-Being Across Generations in the United States,” was based on an original index of well-being and attracted substantial media coverage. We also created the “Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard” that quickly became a go-to knowledge source for advocates of better services for youth. The scorecard is being digitized this year.

Impact: The Annual Report shares how a new travel grant integrated into our Women’s Edition media training program allowed some trainees to write stories that helped spur policy action. And our work in Kenya led to gains for youth advocates of reproductive health policies.

PRB is committed to making all of our products and resources publicly available, and our stunning new website is a testament to this. I encourage to you to explore the site, which is designed to make it easy to find and share information and learning tools.

PRB is increasingly dynamic, committed, and results-oriented. I also ask you to consider a donation to help us continue this worthy effort.

Thank you for your interest and support.


Elizabeth K. Schoenecker

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