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International Financial Institutions and Population Programs: A Survey of Current Activity

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Abstract:

This report examines the population or family planning activities financed by the international financial institutions (IFIs), based on a survey of their activities. Only the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank currently fund family planning projects. The regional multilateral development banks do not fund projects in this area. The International Monetary Fund also does not finance projects. Brief reference is made to the international framework for family planning activity approved by the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994. Tables are included listing all family planning programs funded by the World Bank and ADB between 1993 and 1997. The report will be updated if the IFIs should institute significant policy changes in this area.