Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year initiative (2016 – 2020) to increase adolescent girls’ access to and demand for modern contraception in developing countries, beginning with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
The project is implemented by Population Services International (PSI) and works in partnership with IDEO.org, the Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley, and the Society for Family Health Nigeria. A360 is co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.
A360 Project Design
Through a transdisciplinary approach, A360 merges public health, human-centred design, adolescent developmental science, socio-cultural anthropology, youth engagement and marketing to yield country-specific adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) solutions. From development to implementation, adolescents serve as equal project partners in driving AYSRH interventions, designed for girls, by girls.
Itad is working in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Avenir Health to independently evaluate and distil lessons from the A360 programme. The evaluation is comprised of four components (see Figure 1):
- A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – led by Avenir Health
- An Outcome Evaluation – led by LSHTM
- A Process Evaluation – led by Itad
- An Engagement and Research Uptake Strategy – led by Itad
The evaluation has been commissioned to:
- Provide timely evaluation data to course correct the programme during implementation as necessary, and to maximise the effectiveness and impact of efforts.
- Assess the impact of the programme on reducing the number of unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls.
- Provide a robust evidence base on what does and does not work to reach adolescent girls at scale, cost-effectively and to what extent the programme is replicable.
For more information on the project, visit the A360 website.