§ Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries are designated as priority areas for family planning and population assistance; what criteria are used to choose these countries; and what plans there are to involve more countries.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda are designated as priority countries for United Kingdom family planning and population assistance. The selection criteria used to choose these countries were: the unmet demand for reproductive health and family planning services; their gross national product per capita; and the potential effectiveness of United Kingdom aid for population programmes.
The list of priority countries is kept under regular review. We also currently provide population assistance to Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, (via an NGO), Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nepal.
§ Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and which non-governmental organisations received support for family planning and related projects through the joint funding scheme in 1991 and 1992; what were the projects; and in which countries they took place.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
In the financial years 1990–91 and 1991–92 a total of seven non-governmental organisations 591W received support through the joint funding scheme for projects which were primarily for family planning and related activities. The details are set out in the tables.
Agency Country Project name £ 1990–91 Africa Now Kenya Chogoria Family Planning Programme 9,350 AID India Family Planning Project 46,468 Marie Stopes International Bangladesh Family Planning, Preventative Health Care 43,808 Marie Slopes International Ethiopia Maternal and Reproductive Health Clinic 57,237 Marie Stopes International India Contraceptive Social Marketing 69,992 Marie Stopes International India Workplace Family Planning and Preventative Health Care—Employees and Dependents 43,258 Marie Stopes International India Soap Drama—Family Life/Responsible Sexual Behaviour 13,250 Marie Stopes International India Brass Tacks Family Planning Programme 31,434 Marie Stopes International Kenya National Youth Service 47,278 Marie Stopes International Lesotho Creating a Corps of Village-Based Family Planning Education/Motivators 33,498 Marie Stopes International Malawi Health Programme for Poor Women and Families 49,507 Marie Stopes International Nicaragua Workplace Preventative Maternal Health and Family Planning 40,699 Marie Stopes International Pakistan Lahore Based Reproductive Health Extension Services 24,777 Marie Stopes International Sierra Leone Work Based Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning 34,744 Marie Stopes International Swaziland Male Oriented Family Planning 21,647 Marie Stopes International Zimbabwe Training Programme Zimbabwe Association Women's Clubs 41,180 OXFAM Senegal Family Planning and Literacy 764 Population Concern Bangladesh Family Planning Services for the Rakhainc Tribes 11,340 Population Concern Bangladesh Integrated Family Planning Health and Education 45,214 Population Concern Caribbean Three Workshops Family Planning Fieldworkers 25,512 Population Concern Caribbean Towards Accreditation Sex Education in Caribbean Schools 72,370 Population Concern Ethiopia Family Planning Training for Rural Women Development Agents 41,675 Population Concern Ethiopia Training of Health Assistants 43,140 Population Concern Ethiopia Development of a Manual-Rural Women Development Workers 14,120 Population Concern Nepal Nawalparasi Women's Development 18,425 Population Concern Pakistan Family Planning Through Community Institutions 32,195 Population Concern Pakistan Training for Women Development Workers 31,715 UKFSP Fiji Family Planning 12,318 Total 956,915 1991–92 Africa Now Gambia Tanji Community Family Planning 11,645 Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Condom Social Marketing Family Planning/AIDS Programme Urban Couples 37,249 Marie Stopes International India Family Life Education (Brass Tacks) Extension for Delhi and Lucknow 40,679 Marie Stopes International India Contraceptive Social Marketing 70,627 Marie Stopes International India Workplace Family Planning and Preventative Health Care—Employees and Dependents 62,371 Marie Stopes International Malawi Man to Man—Male Orientated Child Spacing/Education 70,487 Marie Stopes International Malawi Community Mother and Child and Family Planning—Blantyre, Lilongwe and Zomba 136,874 Marie Stopes International Mexico Factory Based Health Care and Family Planning Programme 49,501 Marie Stopes International Nicaragua Workplace Preventative Maternal Health and Family Planning 72,403 Population Concern Ethiopia Training of Health Assistants 22,965 Population Concern Ethiopia Jimma—Contraceptive Distribution by Community Health Agents and TBAs 19,760 Population Concern Ethiopia Yirgalem—Family Planning Education and Outreach Services 25,970 Population Concern Gambia Youth to Youth IEC on Adolescent Reproductive Health Management 19,865 Population Concern India Women's Development (Kulasekaram and Dindigul) 30,690 Population Concern Nepal Nawalparasi Women's Development 14,895 Population Concern Pakistan Family Planning Through Community Institutions 23,835 Urban Aid Ghana Family Planning Project 20,193 OXFAM Pakistan Family Planning Project 11,491 Total 741,500