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Population Council, Inc.

Idea. Evidence. Impact.

aka .   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.popcouncil.org

Mission

The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

Ruling year info

1953

Interim Co-President and Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Research

Mr. James Sailer

Interim Co-President and General Counsel

Patricia Vaughan

Main address

One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

13-1687001

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Social Science Research Institutes, Services (V20)

Biomedicine, Bioengineering (H92)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ensure sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choices

The Population Council tackles intersecting inequalities that undermine rights and access to contraception, HIV prevention, maternal and newborn health, safe abortion, and sexuality education, among other sexual and reproductive health needs. Our research and partnerships ensure high quality, voluntary, and rights-based comprehensive care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Women and girls
Men and boys

Through our Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center, the Population Council carries forward a global agenda—that we helped define 25 years ago—to transform the lives of adolescents, especially girls. The agenda is more relevant than ever as adolescents face social, health, and economic challenges that have been further compounded by the COVID pandemic.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The Population Council tackles social norms and power imbalances that underlie harmful practices impacting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals, especially women and girls. Sexuality, race, and ethnicity, among other identities, intersect in relation to people’s gendered experiences. We work locally, regionally, and globally to develop, implement, and scale proven context-relevant solutions.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Immigrants and migrants
Ethnic and racial groups

Climate and environmental change impacts human health, society, and the planet, and the most severe harms fall disproportionately upon underserved people and communities who have contributed the least to the crisis. The Population Council’s initiative on Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC) generates ideas and conducts research on sustainable and equitable solutions to ensure equity, justice, and health.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of contracts/purchase agreements that the organization holds for purchase of its products/services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of contracts/purchase agreements awarded for our products and services by year.

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Indigenous peoples, Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of our reports and publications, including published peer reviewed articles.

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of digital resources downloaded.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For 70 years, the Population Council has transformed global thinking on critical health and development issues through our social science, public health, and biomedical research.

As the world confronts multiple social, economic, political, and environmental crises, there is increasing need for high-quality and clearly communicated evidence to inform smart policies and sound investments.

At the Population Council, we are redoubling our efforts to make the greatest contributions through new ideas, rigorous evidence, and innovative solutions.

Over the next eight years, we will harness our expertise to advance four global goals that reflect the urgent problems the world faces. Through these, we will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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

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

Our four goals are inextricably intertwined; fulfilling one advances the others and failing on one undermines progress on all. The complexity of their interactions requires the Population Council’s multidisciplinary approach and transdisciplinary training.

We will continue to conduct pioneering research and develop innovative products and tools across our social science, public health, and biomedical portfolios. Our ability to convene experts, provide scientific and policy advice, produce accessible evidence, publish peer-reviewed journals, and cultivate future leaders will amplify our impact.

Leveraging our global talent, local presence, and unique 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.

Since 1952, our cutting edge research has changed the way the world thinks about important health and development issues. Many of the ideas and perspectives that seem self-evident today in fact first emerged from an observation, question or insight that challenged accepted norms years ago, including:
- Establishing the field of long-acting reversible contraceptives
- Bringing to light the hazards of smoking when using the pill
- Making the case to invest in very young adolescents (10-14 years old)
- Recognizing women and girls as central to development
- Putting clients at the center of quality healthcare
- Documenting the size and HIV rates among most-at-risk populations in Africa
- Recognizing sexuality health education is about more than biology and individual behaviors
- Introducing a safe, effective and low-cost treatment to reduce maternal mortality
- Demonstrating the benefits of family planning programs
- A framework to analyze what determines fertility rates.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Population Council, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Darcy Bradbury

The D.E. Shaw Group

Jonathan Kagan

Corporate Partners

Wanda Olson

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jonathan Shakes

E-Commerce Logistics Consultant

Manoj Gopalakrishna

Maternal Newborn Health Innovations PBC

Jeffrey M. Spieler

Retired Science Adviser in Population and RH, USAID

Kaye Wellings

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Nyovani Madise

African Institute for Development Policy

David Serwadda

Makerere University, Uganda

Darcy Bradbury

The D.E. Shaw Group

Edith Asibey

Asibey Consulting

Mina Gerowin

CQS Asset Management Ltd

Pape Amadou Gaye

Baobab Institute for Health and Development

Fransje W van der Waals

University of Amsterdam

Carmencita Whonder

Brownstein Hyatt Faber Schreck

Georgina Yidanpoa Caswell

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

Indre Rockefeller

Paravel

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/20/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability