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By Richard G. Feachem, David M. De Ferranti, Alexander S. Preker, Human Development Network

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The complexities of the HNP sector and changing approaches to health, nutrition, and population problems generally do not lend themselves to rigid policy prescriptions. Instead, policy advice and financial support will continue to be guided by country-specific approaches. This will be achieved through action in the following four areas: Sharpening Strategic Directions. Governments will be encouraged to address each of the three HNP priorities outlined above, through decentralization, greater partnerships with non-governmental providers, and a more direct public involvement in securing sustainable financing.

The 1980 Health Sector Policy Paper was the first attempt to set out a solid rationale for free-standing Bank investments in the health sector, drawing links between health sector activities, poverty alleviation, and family planning. The influential 1980 World Development Report on Human Resources highlighted the importance of the health sector, along with education and social protection, to poverty alleviation strategies. The 1984 World Development Report: Population and Development emphasized the role of governments in reducing mortality and fertility.

This strategy will continue to evolve over time and will be revised. A. FEACHEM, HNP DIRECTOR Page vii Acknowledgments This report was prepared by a team of technical specialists from the Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) Family of the Human Development (HD) Network of the World Bank under the guidance of the HNP Sector Board. The process involved staff and managers in other fields and sectors of the World Bank Group. The work was led by Alexander S. A. Feachem, HNP Director; and David De Ferranti, HD Network Head and Director.

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