Adolescents in Bangladesh: programmatic approaches to sexual and reproductive health education and services; situation analysis brief

Programme Reports & Evaluations
Population Council, The Evidence Project
13 p.

There is a gap in knowledge and understanding of effective adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programming in Bangladesh, especially programming at scale. Initiatives to address ASRH have been implemented at different times by both the Government of Bangladesh and NGOs, but these activities have often been fragmented and are not well documented or evaluated, making it difficult to know what worked well and what did not. This policy brief presents selected findings from a comprehensive review and analysis of ASRH programming in Bangladesh, carried out by the Population Council’s Evidence Project, with financial support from USAID/Bangladesh, as part of a larger research initiative on “Improved Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in Bangladesh.” The objective of the review was to identify programmatic and evidence gaps, as well as best practices, and support the development of effective, inclusive, and sustainable programs that can operate at scale. Based on the review of 32 programs, this brief identified future actions that should be prioritized to develop, refine, or improve ASRH programming in Bangladesh.

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