This working paper synthesizes the existing research and results from projects that integrate family planning with environment, livelihoods, natural-resource management, and other non-health development sectors. The report synthesizes the published and gray literature on current and past integrated projects and the experiences of implementers to generate a summary of the state of knowledge on integrated family planning and environment projects. Specifically, this synthesis documents what is being measured by integrated projects, the proven benefits of integration, and gaps in the evidence base. Based on this analysis, the synthesis highlights and discusses successes and challenges for documenting the impact of integrating family planning and non-health sector development projects. Moving forward, Population, Health, and Environment projects can use the information from this synthesis to identify and fill current gaps in the evidence to further build the case for why integrating family planning with sectors such as natural resource management and livelihoods is an effective evidence-based development approach.
Yavinsky, Rachel Winnik , Carolyn Lamere, Kristen P. Patterson, and Jason Bremner. 2015. "The impact of population, health, and environment projects: A synthesis of evidence," Working paper. Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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