Review from ROAPE Volume 13 Number 36
Population and Development Projects in Africa (Clarke et al)
Population policies, as the words are commonly used today by major international agencies and by Third World governments, are policies or measures intended to reduce high rates of natural increase. Birth control through modern contraceptive techniques is the method, widely propagated and supported by vast amounts of money and experts through the international aid system. Governments of states undergoing major economic crises, lacking the means to provide even the minimum essentials to their people, are expected to create nation wide networks of family planning services, which together with campaigns about the virtues of a small family should help to curb the accelerated growth in the number of poor people demanding these essentials.