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POPLINE provides access to 380,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health
Transform/PHARE strives to develop innovative approaches to social behavior change with the goal of increasing demand for family planning in west francophone Africa. The purpose of the project is to gather and share lessons learnt from short-term interventions implemented in four areas: audience segmentation, male engagement, provider behavior change, and cross sectoral SBCC.
Using world class and private sector techniques such as attitudinal and behavioral segmentation, human center design, and behavioral economics, the project has gathered experiences from which implementers, donors and decision makers can benefit.
POPLINE has recently added publications from the Transform/PHARE project. View and download the publications here.
Using digital technologies—such as mobile phones, computers, or tablets—to convey information and messages as part of an evidence-based multichannel social and behavior change (SBC) strategy may contribute to promoting, adopting, and maintaining healthy sexual and reproductive behavior.
This new High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) brief summarizes the current state of evidence in this rapidly changing field, discusses challenges digital applications can address, and provides tips from implementation experience. Download the brief and visit www.fphighimpactpractices.org to learn more about HIPs.
A social franchise is a network of private-sector health care providers that are linked through agreements to provide socially beneficial health services under a common franchise brand. Organizing private providers into branded, quality-assured networks to increase access to provider-dependent contraceptive methods and related services is a promising high impact practice in family planning.
A new HIP brief, Social Franchising: Improving quality and expanding contraceptive choice in the private sector, describes the potential impact of social franchising on key family planning outcomes. It also provides useful guidance on how social franchising can be used to increase access to high-quality family planning products and services.
Also available from the HIPs website, Engaging Men and Boys in Family Planning: A Strategic Planning Guide intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health.
Building on reviews of male engagement strategies for family planning, the guide provides illustrated steps to help identify relevant gaps and issues and offers programming approaches to consider. The guide includes examples of high impact practices (HIPs) in social and behavior change and service delivery that can be designed to foster male engagement.