Our Vision

We envision an equitable and sustainable world of health and well-being for current and future generations.

Our Mission

We generate ideas, produce evidence, and design solutions to improve the lives of underserved populations around the world.

We take a multidisciplinary, intergenerational, life-cycle approach that contributes to four global goals, including the connections between them:

  1. Ensure sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choices
  2. Empower adolescents and young people to reach their full potential
  3. Achieve gender equality and equity
  4. Pursue justice in the face of climate and environmental changes

Strategic Objectives

Leveraging our global talent and local presence and our unique combination of biomedical and social science expertise, we collaborate with partners including governments, service providers, and civil society organizations on five objectives to achieve our vision and mission:

Thought leadership. Be a recognized thought leader and knowledge partner for locally driven research solutions.

Research. Pioneer cutting-edge data tools and methods, conduct multidisciplinary research, and systematically build bodies of evidence.

Product development. Be the leading innovator of high quality sexual and reproductive health products for the global market.

Research impact. Catalyze the use of data and evidence-based tools to inform smart policies and sound investments.

Sustainability. Grow the next generation of scientists and researchers.


Excellence and innovation. We take a rigorous scientific approach to develop innovative products and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs.

Collaboration and partnership. We foster a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and collaborative culture to promote learning, apply research results, and achieve impact.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives, championing all voices, treating one another with dignity and respect, and building trust and belonging in the scientific process and within the Council.

Accountability. We are honest and transparent with our colleagues, collaborators, and the populations we serve and hold ourselves accountable for our commitments.

Ethics. We conduct our research under the highest ethical standards and are committed to open science.