Supporting Scalable, Youth-Powered Programming at the Community Level in Ethiopia: The Case of Smart Start

Supporting Scalable, Youth-Powered Programming at the Community Level in Ethiopia: The Case of Smart Start

A360’s Smart Start is an intervention that uses financial planning as an entry point to engage young married couples in planning their futures and reaching financial stability, positioning contraception as a tool to achieve their self-defined goals. Smart Start supports girls aged 15-19 and their partners to understand the resources they’ll need for the families they desire. This technical brief analyzes A360’s strategy and lessons learned to date, presenting a case study of the A360 experience in Ethiopia, and offering considerations for similar AYSRH implementation in future settings.

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A360’s Smart Start is an intervention that uses financial planning as an entry point to engage young married couples in planning their futures and reaching financial stability, positioning contraception as a tool to achieve their self-defined goals. Smart Start supports girls aged 15-19 and their partners to understand the resources they’ll need for the families they desire. This technical brief analyzes A360’s strategy and lessons learned to date, presenting a case study of the A360 experience in Ethiopia, and offering considerations for similar AYSRH implementation in future settings.

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Author(s)

Melanie Punton, Emma Mulhern, Gabrielle Appleford

Website

https://www.psi.org/

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Free