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Following is an alphabetical listing of all publications available in the Adapting to Change Database.  Many of the files are presented in PDF only.  You must have a PDF viewer to download these documents, and you may obtain a free copy at the Adobe Acrobat website.

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Background Paper on Reproductive Health    [108 kb / Microsoft Word]
Author(s):  Carla AbouZahr
Date of Publication: September 01, 1999
"Adapting to Change," Core Course on Population, Reproductive Health, and Health Sector Reform. World Bank Institute. The articulation of the concept of reproductive rights, accompanied by growing strength of the women’s movement and the advent of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, became the impetus behind the paradigm shift in reproductive health care that Cairo represents. Despite a generalised adoption of the Cairo wording, there still exist different ways of conceptualising reproductive health, which makes it hard to define its precise boundaries. It is also difficult to precisely assess the extent to which reproductive ill-health outcomes contributes to the overall burden of disease among different groups of people due to some disadvantages of the existing epidemiological databases and summary measures of population health such as DALYs. However, it is clear that the suffering associated with poor reproductive health is large, especially in developing countries, and more particularly among the poor, which implies its risk factors. Impact of poor reproductive health can be further investigated beyond maternal morbidity and mortality.

Background Paper on Reproductive Health--Slide Presentation    [89 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Carla AbouZahr
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999
Power Point Presentation for Adapting to Change Core Course.

Background: Asia's New Demographic Realities   
Date of Publication: August 31, 1999
This background paper looks at Asia's changing demographics, and how dramatic increases have caused much concern about the negative effects of population growth, and the burdens that it places on developing countries in Asia.

Balloon Debate: "It's Not Just Sex: Why Economists Should be Interested in the Population Debate"    [17 kb / PDF]
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999

Beginning the Design Process: Services and Service Delivery    [201 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Marc Mitchell
Date of Publication: September 13, 1999

Bolivia: Reproductive Health Costs and Financing   
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999
This Power Point Presentation in PDF looks at Workshop Results on a study of Bolivia: Reproductive Health Costs and Financing.

Boundaries of Reproductive Health (Cairo Version)   
Author(s):  Allan G. Hill
Carla AbouZahr
Date of Publication: October 09, 2000
This is a handout for the World Bank’s Adapting to Change Core Course on Population and Reproductive Health. The main topics include: Measuring population health; Measuring reproductive health (definition, data and difficulties); Priority-setting (What information do we need?); Valuing health status (why, who and how?)

But How Much Does it Cost?    [19 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Abdo Yazbeck
Date of Publication: September 13, 1999
It is not hard to argue the importance of financial constraints in motivating policy makers and service providers to make difficult decisions. Then, the prioritization needs bring about a question, “but how much does it cost?” Worded differently and at different stages of the development of services or benefits packages, the question can be asked in the following ways: 1. What are the available resources for these sets of interventions? 2. How much are we currently spending on these interventions? 3. What is the unit cost for the interventions being considered? 4. What is the additional cost needed in order to provide these interventions? Question 3 and 4 are the main focus for this session.

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