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.


Family planning needs and costs: Nepal, 1985-2000

In the early 1980s the Government of Nepal set a demographic target of reducing the current fertility rate of about six children per woman of childbearing age to 2.5 by the end of the century. To achieve this target, increasing attention has been given to implementing family planning programmes both in the public and private sectors. The key questions are: What level of family planning practice will be required to reach this national target? Through what compositions of contraceptive method use can the fertility target be achieved? What might this effort cost?


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