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October 26, 2012 - 1:42pm by Lynn Sette

Need information on population, family planning or reproductive health and development?

Popline is a comprehensive international resource on these topics plus research in contraceptive methods, family planning services, research in human fertility, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS in developing countries, program operations and evaluation, demography, and other related health, law, and policy issues. 

POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low-resource countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to the population literature.  POPLINE includes journal articles and other scientific, technical, and programmatic publications as well as unpublished documents and project reports (gray literature). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827.

What's New

The Journal of Development Effectiveness publishes papers reporting evidence of impact of development interventions.  The September 2012 special issue highlights why systematic reviews should be an important component of evidence-informed development policy and practice.

POPLINE includes these articles from the September 2012 issue:

  • Why do we care about evidence synthesis? An introduction to the special issue on systematic reviews.
  • How to do a good systematic review of effects in international development: a tool kit.
  • Systematic reviews: from 'bare bones' reviews to policy relevance.
  • Narrative approaches to systematic review and synthesis of evidence for international development policy and practice.