ERIC Number: ED063153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Country Profiles, Nepal.
Taylor, Daniel; Thapa, Rita
A profile of Nepal is sketched in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the nature, scope, and accomplishments of population activities in the country. Topics and sub-topics include: location and description of the country; population--size, growth patterns, age/sex structure, geographical distribution, topographical obstacles, ethnic and religious composition, literacy, economic status, migration, future trends; population growth and socioeconomic development--relationships to national income, agriculture, and nutrition, education and health services; history of population concerns; population programs--organization, operations, education and information, research and evaluation; commercial distribution of contraceptives; achievements in family planning; and foreign assistance from USAID, IPPF, UNICEF and WHO. Summary statements indicate that dominant among the strengths of the family program in Nepal is its general ability to fit technical problems to Nepali conditions. However, weaknesses are indicated by a friction between nonmedical and medical personnel, the poor condition of supporting infrastructures for family planning and the overdependence on foreign assistance. A map of the country is drawn. (BL)
Descriptors: Biographies, Demography, Developing Nations, Family Planning, National Programs, Population Growth, Population Trends, Social Sciences, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.