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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in health and well-being requires scaling up successfully tested interventions that catalyze communities to reflect on and challenge existing social norms that lead to poor sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth. Unfortunately many pilot projects are conducted but few are scaled up. The USAID-funded Gender Roles, Equality and […]

Publication | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Gender Equality | Strategic Scale-up

“Our three countries – Bangladesh, Nepal and India – have similar contexts; we face the same inequitable norms and battle backlash from social change. Let’s share what is working and change what is not.” – Quote from a regional participant attending the convening meeting

| Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

Tékponon Jikuagou is a low-cost package of activities that relies on existing social networks to diffuse new ideas in support of family planning. It works with communities’ own resources, is easily added to existing development projects and portfolios, and is beneficial to both participating communities and implementing agencies. We know from extensive research throughout the […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up

Grandmother Project’s Holistic Girls Development intervention is one of two programs selected by the Passages Project for realist evaluations and technical assistance. After success in the Kolda Department in Senegal, the intervention is being scaled up in a new area with a different ethnic group. Working alongside the project’s implementers and stakeholders, the Passages team is […]

Blog | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up | Adolescents

The Passages Project conducted a literature review of published grey and peer-reviewed literature to explore parameters of normative change interventions going to scale that were focused on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health. This document aims to advance knowledge and increase utilization of evidence about normative change at scale by reviewing and describing interventions that address normative […]

Report | Passages Project | 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

Tékponon Jikuagou aims to develop and test a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package of activities works with and through influential and connected network actors who may be more effective in diffusing new ideas and mobilizing public dialogue than formal leaders or health workers […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Gender Equality

This primer is intended to be used as a resource to assist those who are implementing social norm interventions in thinking through decisions that need to be made when assessing the cost of those interventions. The primer is organized around a process that may be used to generate a cost estimate and provides recommendations for […]

Report | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up

To inform the Passages Project’s overall vision and strategy, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University conducted a stakeholder analysis, “Collaborating to Advance Normative Change for Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health: A Global Stakeholder Analysis to Survey the Landscape and Guide Collaboration and Action,” consisting of 147 online surveys and 21 in-depth interviews with stakeholders in […]

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Strategic Scale-up

The Passages consortium hosted a technical consultation of experts on February 29 – March 1, 2016 to provide guidance to the Passages project regarding its potential contributions in: (1) advancing measurement of social norm change in research and program evaluation, (2) good practice in developing and implementing effective, scalable normative interventions, (3) selection of two promises normative interventions for scale-up practice technical support.

Report | Passages Project | Adolescents | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up