PACE connects and galvanizes policy communities that cut across subject areas and sectors. These communities engage stakeholders at the local, national, and global levels to accelerate progress toward achievement of critical health and development goals.
Population, Environment, and Development
PRB’s People, Health, Planet Program conducts research and analysis on pressing population and environment issues. Our findings are produced in non-technical language in a variety of formats in order to reach a broad base of policymakers, project implementers, and interested individuals.
Even as governments recognize the role of family planning in climate adaptation plans, major global adaptation financing funds have not yet included family planning and reproductive health programs in their portfolios. PACE has developed a “How-To” video that outlines four strategies that illustrate where opportunities may be available for family planning programs to be included in multilateral climate funding.
Since 2015, PACE has worked alongside other champions across the globe to integrate population and reproductive health solutions into complex challenges, including climate change and development. This blog post offers insights on the changing environment we have faced since 2015, and showcases PACE’s work to support local and global champions to advance PED approaches.
Family Planning and the Gendered Impacts of Crises on Women: An Effective Tool Across Sectors to Support Women’s Empowerment and Build Resilience to Shocks
Holistic, integrated solutions are key to address the interlinkages of the gendered impacts of crises. Increasing access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs, through cross-sectoral approaches such as Population, Environment, and Development (PED), has the potential to mitigate many of the inequitable effects and improve resilience for households and communities in the face of shocks.
This collection of essential resources, created in partnership with Knowledge SUCCESS, is designed to help program planners, designers, and implementers in a variety of sectors—such as environmental conservation, resilience, food security, nutrition, climate change adaptation, and economic development—understand and explore elements of PHE programs so that they can incorporate this approach into their work.
PACE and partner GOAL Malawi trained ten dynamic youth advocates from across East and Southern Africa on integrated population, environment, and development (PED) approaches and effective evidence-based policy communication in Dec. 2019. For the past nine months, the youth advocates have used their skills to advance integrated development priorities in their communities, with some truly remarkable results.
This revised Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) eLearning course will help those interested in integrated approaches to development understand how and why the PHE approach is an effective way for countries to achieve the SDGs, and a means of increasing equity for family planning and health services in remote communities. Available in French and Spanish.
This interactive PHE activity map highlights the diverse efforts of organizations working to integrate primary and reproductive health services with environmental conservation and natural resource management projects and programs.
GENDER COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
PACE’s gender work includes moderating the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) website and listserv; editing and publishing materials that guide gender communities of practice globally; and organizing events that apprise development experts of new research and best practices in a wide range of gender issues, including gender-based violence, child marriage, and sex ratio at birth.
Key discussion points that emerged during 2021 IGWG Plenary: “Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Health Programming” are synthesized in this meeting report. The report also provides actionable recommendations for donors, decisionmakers, researchers, and program implementers to advance the utilization and integration of gender transformative programming.
This slide deck, funded by USAID through the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, consists of 57 data-driven slides that can be used by advocates, program planners, and funders, to make the case for engaging boys and men in family planning.
PACE’s cutting-edge analyses and advocacy materials convey the importance of family planning and age structure change to achieving development goals across multiple sectors.
This fact sheet developed with NPC Uganda highlights four successful strategies to increase investments in voluntary family planning and human capital development among district decisionmakers in Uganda.
By upending the delivery of health and education services and threatening economic livelihoods, the pandemic has dramatic implications for countries’ progress toward the demographic dividend, as well as other development goals.
Supporting National Advocacy Efforts to Amplify Understanding of the Multisectoral Benefits of Age Structure Change Among Local Decisionmakers
PACE’s new videos, created in collaboration with the National Population Council (NPC) Uganda and NPC Ghana, showcase the countries’ Demographic Dividend Roadmaps, which outline the interventions needed to harness the demographic dividend and achieve Vision 2040 targets.
PACE in collaboration with our youth working group on the demographic dividend, has created an advocacy video intended to engage decisionmakers in understanding the importance of involving young people in the policy process.