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.


Planning for service delivery at health centres: An experiment

India’s primary health care and family planning programme has been receiving increasing attention owing to the country’s commitment to achieving “health for all” and to reaching the national goal of a net reproduction rate of unity by the year 2000. These time-bound twin objectives call for substantial improvements in the performance of the programme at all levels and particularly at the operating level where direct interface with clients occurs.


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