The Population Reference Bureau is a partner on Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive, a UKAID-funded research program to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Led by the Population Council in Nairobi, in partnership with several global and country-based institutions, the project began in March 2015 and will conduct research for five years across four key themes:
- Building the picture: Where, when and why is FGM/C practiced, and are these changing?
- Abandonment interventions: What is working, where, and why?
- What are the wider impacts of FGM/C?
- Measurement: What are valid measures of change?
One of PRB’s primary roles is to build the capacity of researchers in the consortium to effectively communicate their findings to decisionmakers so that they can effect positive change for policies, programs, and strategic investments. As such, we work with researchers to identify key decisionmakers; craft policy-relevant questions and designs; develop plans to keep decisionmakers engaged throughout the research process; craft compelling messages; and plan for dissemination. PRB also provides technical assistance and creates compelling written and digital products to communicate key findings to global and national audiences in visually appealing and accessible ways.