The report provides understanding of socio-cultural research (SRC) for programming purposes in the area of population and reproductive health. The first part of the report introduces the concept of SCR and the rationale for its use in population and RH programmes. It identifies social and cultural factors affecting demographic and reproductive health behaviour. The second part of the report focuses on approaches, methods and tools for operationalizing SCR in programmes. It also provides empirical experiences from selected countries to illustrate how SCR has been integrated into country programme.
UNFPA Country Technical Services Team for South and West Asia
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