Providing scientifically tested answers
tailored to local situations
The Population Council confronts the most difficult issues facing people in the developing world—from stopping the spread of HIV and expanding contraceptive choices to improving reproductive health and ensuring youth lead full and productive lives. Through our biomedical, social science, and public health research in more than 50 countries, we work with partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives worldwide.
Our research unlocks solutions to a range of challenging problems:
- Unintended pregnancy
- Maternal mortality
- Child marriage
- Female genital mutilation/cutting
- HIV and AIDS
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Rapid population growth
Environmental stress/climate change
Policymakers, program managers, and others concerned with population and development issues turn to the Population Council for rigorous research results.Our effectiveness and success come from our collaboration with and capacity building for our developing-country partners to change national policies and programs.
For 60 years, the Population Council has changed the way the world thinks about important health and development issues. Explore an interactive timeline of the Council's history, learn more about some of our key contributions, and watch a short video about why your support is so important to us.