Recent research has shown that meeting the unmet need for family planning is not only a powerful way to improve women’s health but also is a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The recommended funds would enable the Population Reference Bureau and its partner, the Worldwatch Institute, to assemble an expert working group on population and climate change. The group will prepare a detailed policy proposal outlining various policy options and steps needed to implement those options. The Bureau will also develop a dissemination plan for the report, including dissemination at key international conferences and other forums to reach decision makers at global, national, regional, and local levels.
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for support of Counting Women's Work
This grant will support the Counting Women’s Work project that seeks to estimate the age and gender dimensions of economic activity, including unpaid care work, and create indicators that are amenable to policy analyses. The Population Reference Bureau, partnering with the University of California at Berkeley, will provide technical assistance and grants to five African research teams to measure the production and consumption of women’s unpaid care work and its effect on economic growth. Teams will develop research-to-action plans that model potential post-COVID-19 policy solutions, engage in-country stakeholders, and include national statistics, economic planning, labor units, and advocates to promote evidence use. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)