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The National Research Utilization Conference, held in Manila September 20, 1994, was the third conference convened by the Population Council's Family Planning Operations Research and Training (FPORT) Program in collaboration with the Department of Health. The FPORT program is being conducted under the Population Council's Asia and Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project. This conference is the culmination of activities that started in October 1992 with a workshop on Introduction to Operations Research in Family Planning. The conference disseminated the results of five OR studies, discussed and evaluated policy and program implications, contributed to the legitimation of OR as a management tool, and helped identify OR needs at the national and local levels. As noted in this report, the conference was attended by health and population program managers and policymakers, researchers on family planning (FP) and population issues from NGOs, the academic community, and USAID collaborating agencies. FP program managers discussed how the study results have been or will be utilized.






Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project