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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 sexual and reproductive health norms-shifting initiatives. Members are working collectively to build knowledge and tools to promote and guide effective social norm theory, measurement, and practice. In our previous blogs, we tackled […]

Blog | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

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

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 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

Social norms are a hot topic in development. While it seems intuitive that social norms can play a key role in influencing people’s behavior (in both negative and positive ways), the jury is still out on the best way for programs to address norms. We do know that in order to provide evidence on the […]

Blog | Passages Project | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

“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

Acknowledging that decades of programming to promote greater access to information and services have not closed the gap between unmet and met need, Tékponon Jikuagou guides communities to shift social norms surrounding family planning and leads to new ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that support family planning use. Pilot results showed that exposure to Tékponon Jikuagou […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation

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

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