Models of projecting population growth has shown that the World population is likely to increase from 7.3 billion to 9.6 billion or more by 2050. Most of this population growth will take place in the developing world, and much of that increase will occur in countries struggling to alleviate hunger and severe poverty.

ICRI strives to improve population health and welfare of people by promoting policies and programs that support sexual and reproductive health and rights. The approach adopted by ICRI builds support for these policies and programs by providing specialized training for policymakers, policy administrators, the media, and the general public in the follow areas:

  1. The gender equality imperative and sexual and reproductive health.

  2. The adverse impacts of population growth on the environment, scarce natural resources, biodiversity, and efforts to eliminate hunger and severe poverty in developing countries; and

  3. The social and economic benefits of expanding access to family planning services and information.

ICRI also carries out research in population and population related issues through collaborative efforts with other organizations both in public and private sector. Poor countries are overburdened by growing population and the inability of available resources to support such a population. This has led to overreliance of environmental resources effectively undermining achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.