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Planning for Nepal’s Demographic Dividend: Investments in Family Planning, Gender Equality, and Education
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Author(s): Elisabeth Rottach, Liz Leahy Madsen, Heer Chokshi, Lory A. Frenkel, Nancy Yinger

Primary Language: English

Date: 9/29/2015


The USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP), in collaboration with the Family Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal, and members of the multi-sectoral technical working group (TWG), completed applications of three models: ImpactNow, DemDiv, and RAPID Women. The integrated modeling package provided evidence to reinvigorate support for family planning among national-level policymakers. 

HPP developed three policy briefs to summarize model results around three key themes: family planning, education and gender equality. HPP also developed two booklets. The first booklet, Planning for Nepal’s Demographic Dividend, makes a case for increased investment in family planning, education and economic policies to promote health and development. The second booklet, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: Investments for Improved Health and Development, presents results from the RAPID Women model and makes the case for investing in women-centered strategies for improved health outcomes. The materials represent the key messages developed by the TWG and family planning stakeholders that participated in HPP’s message development workshop. 

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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