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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 of blogs to clarify […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Passages Project | Strategic Scale-up | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

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 reproductive health (AYRH) norms-shifting interventions. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice.

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Strategic Scale-up | 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

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

Since 2011, Nepal’s modern method contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) has stagnated at 43% (NDHS, 2011 and 2016). Over the same period, the prevalence of traditional method use increased from 7% to 10%. Two districts bordering India, Banke and Bardiya, have complex family planning (FP) use profiles. Banke’s mCPR is lower than the national average at […]

Publication | FACT Project | Strategic Scale-up | Family Planning

“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

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

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

IRH has led the research and implementation of USAID’s natural family planning portfolio for several decades.

project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up