Family Planning Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Failure of Policy Transfer Public Deposited

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  • After Colonization and since the beginning of the globalization era, governments in developing countries have been restricted in implementing certain policies and reforms, often being forced to accept or borrow policies from former colonizers or other developed countries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Previous studies found that borrowing policy often leads to failure because every country’s policy environment is unique and that a “one size fits all” solution cannot produce the same outcomes in different settings. This study aims to understand why transfer of family planning (FP) policy is not successful in sub-Saharan Africa. To answer this research question, this study gathers qualitative evidence and uses the so-called “policy transfer framework” in order to understand who are involved in the transfer, what was transferred, from where the lessons are drawn, what is the degree of transfer and why countries still choose to transfer FP policies. This study also identifies the constraints and barriers that prevent the success of the transfer. This study finds that FP policies in Sub-Saharan Africa are inappropriate, incomplete or uninformed because variables like culture, structural feasibility, and policy complexity were not taken into account while implementing the policy.
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