Better Urban Services: Finding the Right Incentives

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Better Urban Services: Finding the Right Incentives (Development in Practice)

8vo. pp. x, 84. bibliography. paperback. Washington: The World Bank, [1995].


ISBN-10: 0821332325 / ISBN-13: 9780821332320


The World Bank plays an active role through lending operations and analytical work in support of countries' efforts to address population issues. This study examines those issues in Asia, home to half the world's population, to provide a comparative analysis from a policy perspective. The book is divided into three parts. The first provides the historical context for demographic policies, including a graphic framework based on data from past population growth patterns and fertility rates. The second examines the cost, financing, and organization of family planning programs. The final part assesses population prospects, including the sensitivity of future population sizes to sharp declines in fertility rates, and the implications of growth for the environment, the delivery of social services, employment, and the demand for urban infrastructure.