The Government of India and USAID began the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project (IFPS) in Uttar Pradesh under the State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA). The goal was to reduce the fertility rate in India’s most populous State of Uttar Pradesh by accelerating family planning (FP) services at the district level through innovative approaches. IFPS’s main objectives were to increase access to FP services, improve quality of FP services, and promote contraceptive use. Initially 15 districts were selected for the Baseline Surveys in Uttar Pradesh (BSUP). The baseline information collected will be used to plan FP interventions and will be employed as the reference for the measurements in contraceptive use. SIFPSA designated the Population Council, India, as the nodal organization, responsible for providing coordination and technical support for the BSUP. As noted in this report, the Centre for Management of Development Programmes, a nongovernment research organization in New Delhi, was assigned the responsibility for conducting the baseline survey in the Meerut district.
Jain, P.K., Ramal Pasricha, Hanimi Reddy Modugu, R.B. Gupta, Bella C. Patel, M.E. Khan, and John Townsend. 1995. "District level baseline survey of family planning program in Uttar Pradesh: Meerut," baseline surveys, Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project. New Delhi: Population Council, Center for Population and Development Studies, and SIFPSA.
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