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The Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change is a network of experts committed to facilitating collaboration between organizations and individuals working on adolescent and youth norms-shifting interventions. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. To this end, we have developed a series […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Gender Equality | Family Planning | Adolescents

This working paper, developed by the Theory Group of the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change (LC), proposes a tailored conceptual framework that articulates the relationship between social norms and adolescent sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The goal is to increase the clarity and rigor of design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs that address […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents

This Supplement comprises an editorial on the history of and path forward for social norms research; four commentaries, including one each from the Learning Collaborative measurement, theory, and scale-up learning communities; a review article on scaling up normative change interventions; and five original peer reviewed articles. These articles, which contribute to the evidence base for […]

Journal Article | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Gender Equality

This document, authored by the Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, is one of a series of working papers that advance research and practice on normative change for AYSRH. The working paper adds to a discussion of social norms theory and programming by considering the unique characteristics and requirements of scaling up NSI specific to […]

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

The FAM Project builds upon the experience of previous USAID-funded projects in which IRH developed, tested and introduced fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) in diverse family planning programs in over 20 countries worldwide.

project | FAM: Gender | FAM: Faith-based Organizations | FAM: Adolescents | FAM: Direct-to-consumer | FAM: Scale-up | Lactational Amenorrhea Method | TwoDay Method® | Standard Days Method® | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up

Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is […]

Blog | FACT Project | Gender Equality | Fertility Awareness | Adolescents

Directly involving youth in program evaluation has become increasingly popular in international development programs that focus on youth, especially those that use a Positive Youth Development framework. Engaging youth in all aspects of program evaluation not only builds their skills and assets youth but also creates an opportunity for youth to give input and take […]

Blog | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

The Coalition for Understanding Scale Up (CUSP) is a group of nine organizations working across every region to explore what it means to scale up initiatives. CUSP’s 2018 Case Study Collection summarizes lessons for donors, implementers, and policymakers who would like to adapt and scale social norms programming in a way that maximizes impact and prioritizes […]

Journal Article | GREAT Project | Gender Equality | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is the first global study to explore the process of gender socialization in early adolescence, and how this process informs health and behavioral trajectories for boys and girls throughout adolescence and across contexts. This project in Masina and Kimbanseke, Kinshasa, DRC combines 1) an observational research study that explores […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Engaging youth is considered standard practice in adolescent and youth family planning and reproductive health programs, yet involving youth directly in program implementation is an ideal that is not consistently followed or is carried out in a tokenistic way. Youth are the experts on their own experiences, and are best at identifying what they need. […]

Publication | Passages Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality