Population Action International (PAI) is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen public awareness and political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights. Founded in 1965, PAI is a private, non-profit group and accepts no government funds.
At the heart of Population Action International’s mission is its commitment to advance universal access to family planning and related health services, and to educational and economic opportunities, especially for girls and women. Together, these strategies promise to improve the lives of individual women and their families, while also slowing the world’s population growth and helping preserve the environment.
What We Do
PAI fosters the development of U.S. and international policy on urgent population and reproductive health issues through an integrated program of research, advocacy and communications. PAI seeks to make clear the linkages between population, reproductive health, the environment and development. Serving as a bridge between the academic and policy making communities, PAI shares its findings through the dissemination of strategic, action oriented publications; participation in and sponsoring of conferences, meetings and seminars; and other efforts to educate and inform policy makers and the general public, as well as colleagues in the health, environment, development and related fields, around the world.
> The Hon. John Gibbons, Ph.D., Chair
> Army Coen, President
Population Action International