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The Indonesian population project is just the fourth standalone population sector project approved by the Bank Group.   

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The population project, developed and financed jointly with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), is just the fourth standalone population project approved by the World Bank Group. Both government and Bank Group officials identified rapid population growth as an impediment to development in Indonesia. The objective of the first Indonesia population project is to support the work of the country's National Family Planning Coordinating Board (NFPCB) by: funding the construction of schools, family planning centers, and maternal and child health clinics; funding the construction of national and provincial NFPCB offices; facilitating increased evaluation, demographic training, and family planning research; and developing curricula for national education in the field of population. 

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A midwife provides instruction on the proper use of an intra-uterine loop device (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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A midwife provides instruction on the proper use of an intra-uterine loop device (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).

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Population Project
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P003722: Approved March 28, 1972
The project profile contains an overview of the project, financial details, and a list of project documents and archival record folders related to the project.
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Population Project
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In this clip from "Comments on the World Bank", the Bank's first population sector loan to Indonesia is discussed.

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World Bank Radio Report on Population Sector Loan to Indonesia
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World Bank Radio Report on Population Sector Loan to Indonesia
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Correspondence from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to World Bank Group
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Correspondence from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to World Bank Group
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Jan. 5, 1972
The letter, from the UNDP's Assistant Director of the Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), provides comment on the proposed population project for Indonesia (1324609).

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Correspondence from President McNamara to President Suharto
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Correspondence from President McNamara to President Suharto
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Aug. 14, 1970
In this lengthy letter, President McNamara conveys his thoughts on development relating to a number of objectives, including the reduction of population growth (1771083).

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Press release -- $13.2 million credit to Indonesia for population project
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Press release -- $13.2 million credit to Indonesia for population project
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March 30, 1972
The press release includes a thorough description of the project and its development as well as an appendix in the form of a  "Technical Data" sheet (30363063).

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Wire from World Bank Group to Minister of Finance Ali Wardhana
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Wire from World Bank Group to Minister of Finance Ali Wardhana
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March 28, 1972
The wire informs the Indonesian Finance Minister that the Bank's Executive Directors had approved funding for the population project (30363063). 

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Interview with Marianne Haug with Amar Bhattacharya and Richard Calkins
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Interview with Marianne Haug with Amar Bhattacharya and Richard Calkins
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Interview date: Nov. 5, 1991
The first population sector loan to Indonesia is discussed on page 2 of the transcript.
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Clinic in the village of Pegu Jangan
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Clinic in the village of Pegu Jangan
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1972
A nurse at the clinic provides a woman with an intra-uterine device (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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Meeting of a Jakarta "Father's Club"
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Meeting of a Jakarta "Father's Club"
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1972
During the meeting, men are instructed in family planning (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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Family planning meeting
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Family planning meeting
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1972
The meeting is held for the whole village of Sala (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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A midwife provides instruction
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A midwife provides instruction
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1972
The midwife, with the National Family Planning Co-ordinating Board, instructs women on the proper use of an intra-uterine loop device (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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Nurse and newborn babies
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Nurse and newborn babies
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1972
The nurse cares for newborn babies at a local hospital in Indonesia (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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Clinic in the village of Pegu Jangan
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Clinic in the village of Pegu Jangan
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1972
Women receiving family planning information at the clinic (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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Signing of first population sector loan
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Signing of first population sector loan
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April 20, 1972
Among those present at the signing are His Excellency Siarif Thajab, Ambassador of Indonesia to the United States, and IDA Vice President Siem Aldewereld (1724184; Credit: The World Bank).
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Population Project: Staff Appraisal Report
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Population Project: Staff Appraisal Report
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Document date: Feb. 29, 1972
The report covers Indonesia's family planning sector and provides a detailed description of the project.
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Population Project: Project Performance Audit Report
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Population Project: Project Performance Audit Report
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Document date: May 28, 1985
The report evaluates the completed project and describes implementation issues. The Project Completion Report, also included, describes the project's impacts.
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