Report 9th Annual PopPov Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development
Posted by Maria Codina on July 2, 2015 at 10:19 am
In June 2015, the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) hosted its 9th Annual Conference on Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development, where researchers presented ongoing and completed research results which address important issues at the intersection of population, reproductive health and economic prosperity. Presentations included policy relevant studies that can provide insights for programmatic or policy changes, and highlighted evidence that contributes to a better understanding of the relationships among women’s and children’s health, women’s empowerment, access to health care, and economic well-being, including education and employment.
The conference was co-sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau, and the International Institute for Education served as local host. More than one hundred researchers, funders and policymakers from sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, the United States and South Asia attended. Conference attendees had opportunities to learn about ongoing and completed research on population, reproductive health, and economic development, summarize policy-relevant research results, reflect on the achievements of the PopPov Research Initiative, and discuss the future of the field.