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Fertility decline in Algeria 1980-2006 : a case study (English)

Like other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, Algeria has undergone a demographic transition. But Algeria's fertility decline defies conventional explanation. ... See More +

Working Paper 63073 AUG 23, 2010

Lewis, Robbyn; Chowdhury, Sadia A Disclosed

Fertility decline in the Islamic Republic of Iran 1980-2006 : a case study (English)

Despite its volatile history, the Islamic Republic of Iran has performed well on social indicators, especially in providing basic services such as health care and education. ... See More +

Working Paper 63075 AUG 23, 2010

Saadat, Seemeen; Chowdhury, Sadia A; Mehryar, Amir Disclosed

Fertility decline in Botswana 1980-2006 : a case study (English)

Botswana has had a stable democratic government and good governance since independence in 1966. With a sustained high average economic growth (about 9 percent) fueled by the diamond mining industry, it is the only country in Africa listed among the 13 'economic miracles' of the world for 1960-2005. ... See More +

Working Paper 63074 AUG 23, 2010

Mills, Samuel L; Leburu, Veronica; El-Halabi, Shenaaz; Mokganya, Lesego; Chowdhury, Sadia A Disclosed

Determinants and consequences of high fertility : a synopsis of the evidence - portfolio review (English)

In the six decades since 1950, fertility has fallen substantially in developing countries. Even so, high fertility, defined as five or more births per woman over the reproductive career, characterizes 33 countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 63069 JUN 01, 2010

Casterline, John B. Disclosed

Experiences with fertility reduction in five high-fertility countries : synthesis of case studies (English)

Countries with high levels of fertility lag behind others in development indicators and in progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. While several developing countries have lowered fertility rates over the last three decades, huge challenges remain. ... See More +

Working Paper 63070 MAY 01, 2010

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao Disclosed

Fertility decline in Nicaragua, 1980-2006 : a case study (English)

Nicaragua, a largely urban country (56 percent of the population lives in urban areas), is one of the least populous (5.53 million) and poorest countries in Central
America. ... See More +

Working Paper 63072 MAY 01, 2010

Vatsia, Usha; Chowdhury, Sadia Disclosed

Review of World Bank assistance to population : focus on support to family planning activities in 35 high-fertility countries 1994-2008 - portfolio review (English)

This paper made a strong case for increasing Bank assistance to reproductive health and family planning programs, along with identifying entry points into high-fertility countries. ... See More +

Other Health Study 63068 MAY 01, 2010


Fertility decline in Pakistan 1980-2006 : a case study (English)

Pakistan was selected as a case study because of its estimated 40 percent decline in fertility between 1980 and 2006. Pakistan's high fertility rate began to decline gradually after the late 1980s and has continued to fall since then, though progress has been uneven and there have been signs of a slowdown in recent years. ... See More +

63071 MAY 01, 2010

Chowdhury,Sadia Afroze; Haq,Inaam Ul; Karim,Mehtab S.; Ohno,Naoko Disclosed