With this grant, the Population Reference Bureau would work to increase the salience and impact of research funded under the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) among policy audiences, including policymakers from developing countries, the media, and advocacy organizations. Since 2005, the Foundation and other funders have supported more than 100 research projects on the links between reproductive health, population dynamics, and economic development. The Bureau intends to enhance the researchers’ capacity to develop and communicate policy messages, create and disseminate research syntheses, and organize consultations at key venues to ensure findings from the Population and Poverty Research Initiative’s research can inform development policies.
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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)