Project Example

Partners in Progress: Innovating to Improve and Increase Male Engagement in Family Planning

To promote male engagement (ME) in family planning in Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, the Transform/PHARE project developed and piloted innovative approaches, including a Human Centered Design (HCD) project in Côte d’Ivoire focusing on men in the informal employment sector and an innovation lab in Burkina Faso aimed at increasing ME in FP.

These activities were designed to explore and address men and boys as users of contraceptive methods, supportive partners of FP use, decision makers, social influencers, and agents of change. The project piloted ME in FP approaches in order to increase modern contraceptive use, promote shared decision making between couples, stimulate conversations about the negative impacts of rigid gender roles, and actively address gender inequalities.

This “SPARK” page describes the project methodologies, explains how they were carried out, and includes evalution data.

Source: Population Services International

Date of Publication: May 5, 2020