The Indonesian population project is just the fourth standalone population sector project approved by the Bank Group.
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.
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.
In this clip from "Comments on the World Bank", the Bank's first population sector loan to Indonesia is discussed.
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).
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).
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).
March 28, 1972
The wire informs the Indonesian Finance Minister that the Bank's Executive Directors had approved funding for the population project (30363063).
The first population sector loan to Indonesia is discussed on page 2 of the transcript.
A nurse at the clinic provides a woman with an intra-uterine device (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
During the meeting, men are instructed in family planning (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
The meeting is held for the whole village of Sala (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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).
The nurse cares for newborn babies at a local hospital in Indonesia (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
Women receiving family planning information at the clinic (1724184; Credit: The United Nations).
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).
The report covers Indonesia's family planning sector and provides a detailed description of the project.
The report evaluates the completed project and describes implementation issues. The Project Completion Report, also included, describes the project's impacts.