NEW High Impact Practices in FP Brief: Social Franchising
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.