Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health is an exciting new project that was awarded to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in November 2015 by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project arrives at a critical moment for collaboration with countries that have pledged to meet population, family planning, and other health objectives included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Under PACE, PRB will work closely with global actors, national and local governments, USAID missions, and civil society to build champions, empower communities, and communicate effectively through data-driven, innovative products. PACE will strengthen capacities in advocacy, policy communication, and negotiation, and increase commitments to multisectoral approaches such as Population, Health, and Environment.
PACE will ensure that family planning, reproductive health, and population issues are at the heart of policies and programs and are recognized as key to sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. Through PACE, PRB can help countries achieve Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) goals and end preventable child and maternal deaths.