October 1999

Reproductive health indicators: moving forward

Blanchard K, Elul B, RamaRao SReproductive health indicators: moving forward. New York: Population Council.1999.

In recent years, a large number of reproductive health indicators have been put forward by various organizations. This paper is deisgned to help readers, be they researchers, program managers, policymakers, or advocates, sift through and help evaluate which potential indicators might be useful in a particular programmatic context. It was initially prepared as a background manuscript for a Population Council meeting on reproductive health indicators held in Cairo in March 1998. The manuscript has since been modified to incorporate ideas and comments expressed at that meeting, as well as to include input from other Population Council colleagues.