This toolkit was developed through a collaborative effort led by Women Deliver and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (The Partnership) and supported by consultations with members of The Partnership’s Adolescent and Youth Constituency at country, regional and global levels, as well as technical partners and allies working on adolescent health and wellbeing.
In 2016, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, PSI launched Adolescents 360 (A360), a 4.5-year program that works directly with young people to develop and deliver interventions that aim to increase demand for, and voluntary uptake of, modern contraception among girls aged 15-19 in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. This technical brief presents the case of Smart Start, A360’s intervention in Ethiopia, offering lessons for similar AYSRH programs seeking to design and implement scalable, sustainable, community-based programming for adolescents.
This analytical study SBCC identifies and examines best practices in SBCC efforts by African governments.
Breakthrough RESEARCH, through analysis led by Avenir Health, has developed two briefs exploring the factors related to adolescent childbearing and youth contraceptive use in USAID priority countries to show how social behavior change (SBC) investments can be tailored to focus on the unique circumstances of different young people.
Breakthrough RESEARCH, with partner Tulane University, has developed a literature review on mass and digital media and family planning (FP) among young people in West Africa. This review documents available evidence of mass and digital media’s impacts on FP outcomes, with a particular focus on youth.
The Technical Specifications Content Guide (available in English and Spanish) specifies the evidence-based technical requirements and steps to be followed for the practice of each key behavior to reduce the risk of negative consequences caused by Zika during pregnancy.
This qualitative research report (available in English and Spanish) details the findings of formative research that sought to understand the perceptions of the effectiveness and feasibility of Zika prevention actions in El Salvador.