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Evaluation report to UNFPA on clearinghouses and documentation centers in the field of population and family planning in Asia.
New York, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 1977 Sep. 207 p.In this evaluation report on clearinghouses and documentation centres in the field of population and family planning in Asia, a documentation centre is defined as a publisher of general indexes, catalogues and bibliographies of its holdings and is equipped to reproduce documents in its library. A clearinghouse provides more extensive services than a documentation centre. It searches out and collects data and may act as a link between groups working on the same topic. 5 projects are evaluated: 1) "Building and Strengthening Collection and Disseminaton of Population Information", ESCAP, Bangkok; 2) "Regional Clearinghouse Services for Population Education", UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia, Bangkok; 3) "Regional Documentation Centre for Documentation on Human Reproduction, Family Planning and Population Dynamics", WHO Southeast Asia, Regional Office, New Delhi; 4) "Programme for Wider Dissemination of Population Information through Depthnews" and "An Integrated Information Plan for Asia", 2 interrelated projects which include clearinghouse activities, Press Foundation of Asia, Manila; and 5) "Establishment of a Documentation Centre in Family Planning at the National Institute of Family Planning", New Delhi. It is recommended that the regional clearinghouses of ESCAP, UNESCO and WHO/SEARO be funded for the next 2-3 years.