Among adolescent girls across developing countries, there remains a persistent unmet need for modern contraception. Through an transdisciplinary approach, A360 merges public health, human-centred design, adolescent developmental science, socio-cultural anthropology, youth engagement and marketing to yield country-specific adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) solutions.
The project is implemented by Population Services International (PSI) and works in partnership with IDEO.org, the Center for 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.
Over the course of four years, the evaluation of A360 has been 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.
In order to achieve these aims, the evaluation is comprised of four components:
- A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – led by Avenir Health
- An Outcome Evaluation – led by LSHTM
- A Process Evaluation – led by Itad
- An Engagement and Research Uptake Strategy – led by Itad
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