Focusing on local populations to achieve global results
The Population Council gives voice and visibility to the world’s most vulnerable people. We increase awareness of the problems they face and offer solutions sustained by solid evidence.
Our country-based approach focuses on the needs and priorities of local populations and has global implications. Projects in one country often are expanded regionally or adapted to meet similar challenges in different settings.
We work in developing countries, where governments and civil society organizations seek our help to understand and overcome obstacles to health and development that limit people’s potential. We also work in developed countries, where we use state-of-the-art biomedical science to develop new contraceptives and products to prevent the transmission of HIV.
Our work around the globe has changed the way people think about critical health and development issues, leading to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that enable people to live healthier, more productive lives.