Family Planning in Egypt is a Sound Financial Investment
|Chao, Dennis N.W.|
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In recent years, cost-benefit analysis has been applied to evaluate the financial implications of family planning programs in numerous countries. The financial cost-benefit analysis compares the monetary cost of the family planning program to the monetary benefits in terms of reduced levels of social services required at lower levels of fertility. Conducting a financial cost-benefit analysis of a family planning program can provide answers to two policy questions. The first is whether a family planning program is financially viable and sustainable. The second question is what impact family planning program expenditures would have on the quality of services in the relevant social service sectors. Such a study was conducted for Egypt in 1996, and the results of that study have been utilized extensively to support a strong public family planning program in Egypt. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of this study and to compare them with results from the original Egypt study and studies from other countries.
|Document Type:||Technical Reports: Country|
|No. of Pages:||36|
|Country:||Egypt, MIDDLE EAST|
|Keywords:||Finance & Costing, FP/RH|