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  • A public institution directly under National Health Commission of China (NPFPC);
  • An important research institution long serving China's population and family planning policy-making;
  • Formerly known as China Population Information Center established under the funding of UNFPA in 1980, and was renamed in 2003;
  • With 13 departments and approximately 100 employees. Employees mostly have the educational background of doctoral and master degrees and have covered a variety of disciplines.
  • To carry out research on specific areas such as population dynamics, health, fertility and family development, etc., and give full play to its role as a leading national think tank in the sphere of population and development in China.
  • To carry out population and development related surveys and population projection, and take part in population monitoring.
  • To undertake the construction and maintenance of and the training on relevant information systems and push forward the big data mining and exploitation of demographic information.
  • To monitor public opinions on population, family, health and family planning, and provide information consulting services.
  • To publicize policies and research related to population and development, and publish the relevant journals and yearbook.
  • To bolster international exchanges and cooperation on population and development.
  • Participated in formulating the National Strategy on Population and Development;
  • Provided technical supports to the 7th-14th National Five-year Plan on Population and Development;
  • Have offered strong technical supports for national fertility policy such as the selective two-child policy and universal two-child policy;
  • Have developed PADIS-INT, the multilingual population projection software and established expertise on population projection;
  • Have gained rich experiences in large-scale nationally representative surveys such as National Fertility Survey, National Population and Family Panning/Reproductive Health Survey, Migrant Population Dynamic Monitoring Survey, and China Family Development Panel Survey;
  • Highlight multi-tiered information dissemination and circulation, publishing China Health Yearbook, three journals including Population and Health, Healthy China Observation, China Population and Development Studies;
  • Own a professional platform for international cooperation on population and development based on UNFPA Country Programme and the Center of Excellence for South-South Cooperation on Population and Development (PDSSC).