Resources

Working Paper

Since the early 2000s, the Standard Days Method (SDM) of family planning has been tested, introduced, and scaled up in countries around the world. SDM is a fertility awareness-based method for avoiding unprotected intercourse during the fertile period, days eight through 19 of a woman’s menstrual cycle (for women whose cycles range from 26 to […]

Journal Article

Journal: Cochrane Review Authors: Laureen M Lopez, Thomas W Grey, Mario Chen, and Janet E Hiller Plain Language Summary:  Programs to improve birth control use by postpartum women Most postpartum women do not have the birth control they would like. Teens often get pregnant again within a year. In earlier work, we found few randomized trials on […]

Working Paper

The concept of accountability is increasingly important in the family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) field. While much recent discussion has focused on developing global or national-level mechanisms for accountability, less emphasis has been placed on understanding the relevance of ‘social accountability’ approaches for ensuring access to, and the quality of, FP/RH services. Social […]

Meeting Report

Despite growing interest, significant gaps remain in the evidence of social accountability’s effectiveness in general, and specifically for FP/RH. Many questions remain about how to best employ social accountability interventions within the FP/RH sector and their usefulness and effectiveness in affecting desired change. Does the implementation of accountability interventions in FP/RH programs improve client access […]

Meeting Report

This meeting was held at the request of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health (OPRH) to help guide their research strategy. The Evidence Project, in collaboration with the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, the Health Policy Project (HPP), and MEASURE Evaluation convened this meeting to discuss research gaps related to scale up. See Appendix […]