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Population and development : requirements for rural communication strategy

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Title:Population and development : requirements for rural communication strategy
Authors:Barghouti, Shawki M.
East-West Communication Institute
LC Subject Headings:Communication in family planning
Family planning services
Birth control
Social service - Field work
Date Issued:Jun 1977
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, East-West Communication Institute
Series:A synthesis of population communication experience. Paper;8
Abstract:This paper investigates the potential for increasing the effectiveness of rural family planning programs by strengthening their functional links with other areas of development: agriculture and rural development, health and nutrition, home economics and family life, and education. The author reviews a number of successful, integrated projects that have used innovative approaches to present population problems and solutions to them. He uses the models presented by these projects to suggest strategies for field activities such as working with village-level groups and with adult education programs. The paper concludes with a review of the requirements for an effective rural family planning program such as adequate information and materials for fieldworkers, training and backstopping for fieldworkers, involvement of rural workers in program planning and research projects, free flow of communication among all levels of the family planning program and with other development programs, and good relationships with members and groups within the rural community.
Description:"This project was supported by the Office of Population, U.S. Agency for International Development, AID/csd-1059."

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Table of Contents:1. Population and Development; Reflections on a Rural Communication Strategy -- 2. Conceptual and Operational Links between Population Communication and Other Development Disciplines -- 3. Problems of Fieldworkers and Fieldwork -- 4. Requirements in the Field.
Pages/Duration:vii, 51 p.
Appears in Collections: Communication Institute. A Synthesis of Population Communication Experience. Papers

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