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Evaluation of Adolescents 360

Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year initiative (2016 – 2020) to increase adolescent girls’ access to and demand for modern contraception in developing countries, beginning with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

9/05/2016

Among adolescent girls across developing countries, there remains a persistent unmet need for modern contraception. Despite major investments, scalable solutions remain elusive.

Adolescents 360 (A360) was a four and a half year initiative (2016 – 2020) to increase adolescent girls’ access to and demand for modern contraception in developing countries, beginning with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

A360 was implemented by Population Services International (PSI) and worked in partnership with IDEO.org, the Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley, and the Society for Family Health Nigeria. A360 is co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

A360 Project Design

A360 used human-centered design (HCD) alongside other disciplines to develop innovative country-specific interventions through an iterative process of research, testing, prototyping and piloting ideas with girls and other stakeholders.

Evaluating Impact

Itad worked in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Avenir Health to independently evaluate and distil lessons from the A360 programme.

The evaluation is comprised of four components:

  1. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – led by Avenir Health
  2. An Outcome Evaluation – led by LSHTM
  3. A Process Evaluation – led by Itad
  4. An Engagement and Research Uptake Strategy – led by Itad

A360 evaluation components

The evaluation was commissioned to:

  • Provide timely evaluation data to course correct the programme during implementation as necessary, and to maximise the effectiveness and impact of efforts.
  • Assess the impact of the programme on reducing the number of unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls.
  • Provide a robust evidence base on what does and does not work to reach adolescent girls at scale, cost-effectively and to what extent the programme is replicable.

A360 evaluation outputs

Final reports:

Previous reports:
Midterm Review

Process Evaluation

Outcome Evaluation

Methodology

Other A360 outputs

For more information on the project, visit the A360 website.

Image © Abuja Street Portrait. Photo Credit: Mark Fisher (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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