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Pakistan Family Planning Cost Benefit Analysis

The promotion of voluntary family planning services can have powerful impacts on the development of a country, kick-starting the shifts and changes needed to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend and improving considerably the health of women and their children. In this policy brief, we provide estimates to guide the Government of Pakistan on the investments in family planning needed to achieve higher rates of contraceptive prevalence, and we estimate the health and economic returns that such investments would yield for the period 2019-2025 in terms of averted healthcare costs and net savings for the national authorities in the country.