Learnings from the Evidence Project
Learnings from the Evidence Project highlights key lessons from seven years of implementation science research to improve family planning programs, policies, and practices. This series features three briefs addressing important challenges in meeting unmet need for contraceptives: 1. Expanding access and method choice, 2. Innovations in measurement and methods to predict service uptake, and 3. Reaching new and underserved audiences. Generated in close collaboration with government and implementing partners, these findings hold important national, regional, and global applications for improving service delivery and access to vital information and contraceptives.
Brief #1: Expanding access and method choice: Evidence of client self-administration of injectables and private sector provision of family planning services in three West African countries
In Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal, expansion of self-administration of injectable contraceptives and private sector provision has proven to successfully reach new users and young people with high quality care.
Brief#2: Innovating and validating measures of complex concepts
The Evidence Project validated existing measures of QoC for FP and developed a new, shorter measure of QoC; designed and validated a measure of anticipated stigma; and created a database of existing measures of gender and power.
- Metrics for Monitoring and Improving Quality of Care in Family Planning (English and French)
- Measurement of Anticipated Stigma: A barrier to family planning use among married youth
- Gender and Power Metrics Database: A living database of scales that have been used to measure constructs of gender, agency, power, and control
Brief#3: Meeting the family planning and reproductive health needs of factory workers
In Bangladesh and Egypt, study results demonstrated the importance of continuing to build the evidence base and enhance interventions for worker health programs.