Gouvernance De La Planification Familiale Et Realite Sociale Au Benin

  • Edgard Odjo Cledjo Université d’Abomey-Calavi / DS-A / FASHS, Bénin
  • Fanès Azalou Tingbe Université d’Abomey-Calavi / DGAT/FASHS, Bénin


This research aims to analyze the role and practices of actors in the field of Family Planning in Benin. It is based on a methodological approach that takes into account the collection of data from 209 people (civil society actors, adopters, state actors, etc.), selected by reasoned choice. The data collected were analyzed and the results were analyzed according to the actors' games in a comprehensive perspective and a more holistic approach than methodological individualism. The results show that technical and financial partners are the "dominant actor" in FP in Benin, their decisions and projects are crucial for the evolution of contraceptive prevalence in Benin. The state, NGOs, adopters of FP methods and the general population constitute "relay actors". Traditional chiefdoms, religious denominations, populations, and to some extent development associations are in a position quite far from the goals of FP. On the other hand, NGOs, adopters of planning methods and technical and financial partners are at the center of the fray, and therefore at the heart of a network of several objectives. With the difficulties mentioned by the actors and the disadvantages mentioned by the adopters, family planning, in order to be accepted and become effective, must not go against the socio-cultural and economic norms that govern the conditions of reproduction.


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Cledjo, E. O., & Tingbe, F. A. (2018). Gouvernance De La Planification Familiale Et Realite Sociale Au Benin. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(23), 138. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n23p138