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

CycleTel™ was an SMS-based mobile health (mHealth) product, and the first family planning method available directly to a woman via SMS in India. CycleTel was developed to transform how family planning is accessed and used by women.    

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

IRH provides technical assistance both in-country and internationally in social science research and project monitoring, learning, and evaluation.


If our goal is to achieve systemic and sustainable change, rather than affecting change at the individual or small group level, then the ability to shift the social norms that often play a strong role in driving targeted behaviors and practices, is critical.

Publication | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change

The Strengthening Couple-Centered Family Planning Project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, sought to create a supportive environment for family planning through partnership with faith-based organizations (FBOs) and religious leaders. From 2016-2018, IRH supported FBOs in Rwanda and Uganda to expand their family planning services.

| Strengthening couple-centered family planning through faith-based organizations | Family Planning

What is Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)?


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Given widespread misunderstanding of pregnancy risk, awareness of one’s fertility has the potential to influence sexual and reproductive health behaviors. This mixed-methods study examined the impact of a serial radio drama in Rwanda, Impano n’Impamba, on fertility awareness and other factors related to family planning uptake by comparing listeners and non-listeners in a nationally representative household […]

Journal Article | FACT Project | Fertility Awareness

Technology is changing the world as we know it. We have never been more connected to information or to one another. The internet and mobile phones are shrinking our global borders and providing individuals with access to information and markets like never before.

focus area | FAM Project | Technical Assistance