Itad Reports: Delivering on Girl-Centered Programming

Our youth programming is getting girl-powered. 

Through PSI’s flagship adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive (AYSRH) project Adolescents 360 (A360), we’re proving that when we put girls and their needs at the center of program design, development, measurement and evaluation, we can tip the scales for youth-defined modern contraceptive programming. 

And the evidence backs it. The latest evaluation reports released by Itad, A360’s third-party evaluator, documents the efficacy and sustainability of working in partnership with young people to transform how we can deliver SRH programs that serve not only girls but the health systems that will ultimately own the interventions. 

Check out the new reports below.  

Adolescents 360 Evaluation: How might we better meet the needs of adolescent couples with contraceptive counselling and services through Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program? 

In Ethiopia, A360’s Smart Start program initiates contraceptive counseling through financial planning for girls aged 15-19 and their husbands. Smart Start speaks to couples’ expressed desires for financial stability—making it an effective platform to not only reach girls, but equip the national health system with the messaging and tools to better serve their target populations. Click the link above to explore how Smart Start is driving toward health system integration. 

Sexuality, fertility and family planning characteristics of married women aged 15 to 19 years in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania: a comparative analysis of cross-sectional data 

AYSRH program development is not a one-size-fits all approach. To get girl-centered, we have to understand girls’ needs. This report dives into A360’s three intervention countries to evaluate the sexuality, fertility and contraceptive use characteristics of married adolescent women.  

To learn more about A360, visit: A360LearningHub.org 

Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-and-a-half year initiative co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The project is led by Population Services International (PSI) together with IDEO.org, University of California at Berkeley Center on the Developing Adolescent, the Society for Family Health Nigeria, and Triggerise. The project is being delivered in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, in partnership with local governments, local organizations, and local technology and marketing firms. In Tanzania, A360 is building on an investment and talent from philanthropist and design thinker Pam Scott. 

 

 

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