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Lacey, Linda; Adeyemi, Victoria; & Adewuyi, Alfred A. (1997). A Tool for Monitoring the Performance of Family Planning Programs in the Public and Private Sectors: An Application in Nigeria. International Family Planning Perspectives, 23(4), 162-167.


A one-page family planning questionnaire developed by Nigeria's Federal Office of Statistics can be attached to nationally representative surveys that are routinely conducted to monitor development activities. The module collects data on household composition, source of family planning information, current use of family planning methods and the source of services and supplies. A comparison of data from two of these family planning modules, fielded in December 1992 and December 1993, with results from two earlier national surveys reveals that modern method use among women aged 15-49 went from 4% in 1990 to 9% in 1992, and then rose to 11% in 1993. Such a tool allows program managers to document the expansion of family planning practice between infrequently conducted national fertility surveys.


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International Family Planning Perspectives


Lacey, Linda
Adeyemi, Victoria
Adewuyi, Alfred A.