This study is a collaborative effort of the Population Council, New Delhi, and the Centre for Development and Population Activities, New Delhi. Cost analysis is an analytical tool that provides program managers and planners with information about existing and potential programs. Existing programs can be evaluated for efficiency and effectiveness, while the resource requirements of future programs can be estimated. In the context of family planning (FP) programs, cost analysis provides policymakers and program managers with sufficient data on efficient ways to meet the demand for FP services with available resources. As FP programs mature and requirements for the resources expands, research is required to shed light on such issues as cost effectiveness and program sustainability. A community-based distribution project in Samastipur district in Northern Bihar was effective in increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate by 3.6 percentage points. As noted in this report, the results of the cost analysis has been useful for expansion and replication of the model in Uttar Pradesh.
RamaRao, Saumya, John Townsend, and M.E. Khan. 1995. "A model of costs of a CBD programme," Asia and Near East OR/TA Special Report. New Delhi: Population Council.
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