About Knowledge Commons

The Population Council’s mission is to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. We conduct research and generate solutions that address critical health and development issues and improve lives around the world.

The Council is committed to sharing our extensive body of research and data to advance evidence-based approaches for solving development challenges. We have designed Knowledge Commons as an open access institutional repository to make widely available the Council’s world-class research.

Knowledge Commons gathers, indexes, preserves, and provides access to research, policy, and program learning. It aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and impact. Knowledge Commons is free for all. As we add more content, some collections will initially have a limited number of resources. Please check back regularly to find content.

We encourage all users to also visit popcouncil.org for additional content including our newest publications, country and project pages, and events.