Assessing Progress Toward Reaching Uttar Pradesh's Population Policy Goals Through Demand-based Family Planning
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In 2000, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's most populous state, adopted a Population Policy that sets a goal of reaching replacement-level fertility by 2016. Achieving this goal should help reduce maternal and child mortality (due to fewer high-risk births), decrease investment in public education and health services, and attain a more favorable dependency ratio. In turn, lower fertility and mortality should have a positive impact on macroeconomic trends. With a population of 187 million people, UP is one of India's poorest states. With declining fertility, countries can generate higher levels of savings and investment to drive economic development.
Midway through the policy's implementation in 2007, at the request of UP policymakers, the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, analyzed demographic and health trends to determine progress made in achieving the policy's goals. This flyer describes the results of that analysis.
|Document Type:||Policy Briefs|
|No. of Pages:||2|
|Keywords:||Policy Implementation, Poverty & Equity, Private Sector/NGOs, FP/RH, Unmet Need, Case Studies, Best Practices, FamPlan|