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Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.

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Community-based incentives: Increasing contraceptive prevalence and economic opportunity

One promising approach to encouraging contraceptive acceptance and practice has been initiated by a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Thailand, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA). Community-level incentives, directed to the village as a unit and to individuals as isolates, are thought to put less direct pressure on the individual. In addition, the locus of power in such plans may be placed at the community level, as opposed to some higher administrative stratum far removed from the people the programme was meant to serve.

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