Fostering Economic Growth, Equity, and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Family Planning

by Ishrat Husain, Kaitlyn Patierno, Inday Zosa- Feranil et al.
Population Reference Bureau, 2016

70 pp. 3.3 MB

This new report explores how family planning could significantly affect Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) development in three key ways: strengthening economic growth and global competitiveness, advancing inclusive and equitable growth, and building resilience for families, communities, and nations. The report expands current thinking by presenting both direct and plausible impacts of family planning on labour market productivity, as well as labour market efficiency, national infrastructure, and institutions. The report also presents a status update of the progress made in 21 SSA countries over the last five years and features a new analysis that examines the potential role of family planning in reducing inequities in four countries: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.

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