Population Foundation of India[1] is a national non-government organisation (NGO), which promotes and advocates for the effective formulation and implementation of gender sensitive population, health and development strategies and policies. The organisation was founded in 1970 by a group of socially committed industrialists under the leadership of the late JRD Tata and Dr Bharat Ram


Population Foundation of India addresses population issues within the larger discourse of empowering women and men, so that they are able to make informed decisions related to their fertility, health and well-being. It works with the government, both at the national and state levels, and with NGOs, in the areas of family planning, reproductive and sexual health of adolescents, community action for health, scaling up of successful pilots and social and behaviour change communication. Population Foundation of India is guided by an eminent governing board and advisory council[2] comprising of distinguished persons from civil society, the government and the private sector.


While Population Foundation of India strategically engages with government and other relevant stakeholders on policy issues at the national level, it works directly in three states of India – Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, where we have our state offices.  PFI hosts the Secretariat of the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) since 2005, a committee constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to provide guidance on community processes, particularly related to accountability. The AGCA Secretariat currently provides technical assistance to 24 state governments to strengthen and scale-up community action processes across 362 districts and 71 cities.


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[1] https://populationfoundation.in/who-we-are/#OurPeople3


[2] https://populationfoundation.in/who-we-are/#OurPeople2