PMC in Dominican Republic

PMC began working in the Dominican Republic in 2012. Since 1975 the country's population has doubled.

PMC co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in the Dominican Republic for one hour, five nights per week. Because it was broadcast on MTV Latin America, which broadcasts throughout much of Latin America, the estimated audience reach of this serial drama was 22 million households.Último Año’s website recorded 324,000 visits and 1.4 million page views.Último Año ranked #4 on MTV Latin America’s website, received 46,000 likes on Facebook and gained 12,000 followers on Twitter. Último Añowon a number of MTV awards, including TV production, musical theme, best finish, favorite antagonistic character, and best performance.


Viewers of PMC's co-production with MTV, Último Año, were significantly more likely than non-viewers to say they used something to prevent pregnancy in the last month (78% vs. 64%).

Population Size

10,528,391 (2015)

1.07%
Growth Rate

Projected Population Growth

Background


24.8%

Almost one quarter of girls in the Dominican Republic will have a child by their 18th birthday.

(UNICEF)

  • Growth Rate Compared to World: 93 (CIA, 2014)
  • Total Fertility Rate: 2.36 children born/woman (CIA, 2014)
  • Births by Age 18: 24.8% (UNICEF Adolescents Indicators, 2008-2012)
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: 72.9% (CIA, 2007)
  • HIV/AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate: 0.7% (CIA, 2012)
  • HIV/AIDS Compared to World: 63 (CIA, 2012)
  • Population Below International Poverty Line: 2.2% (UNICEF Economic Indicators, 2007-2011)

Our Projects

PMC co-produced one TV serial drama to impact important health and social issues, such as adolescent reproductive health and teenage pregnancy.

About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s GDP investment in education is a slight 1.9 percent – this is one of the lowest investments in education in all of Latin America and the Caribbean. This results in overcrowded classrooms, overwhelmed teachers, and high dropout rates – which greatly impacts the futures of young Dominicans.

Poverty is also an issue despite the economic growth of the Dominican Republic over the last ten years with GDP per capita rising almost 50 percent from 2000 to 2011. In the same time period, over 19 percent of the country’s residents’ economic status actually fell despite the improved economy, widening the gaps between the poor and the rich.


Current World Population

7,548,747,790

Net Growth During Your Visit

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