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Assessing impact of family planning programme for Kenyan girls

Genesis was contracted to conduct a rapid impact assessment of the Choice for Change (C4C) family planning programme in Kenya targeting adolescent girls. Choice for Change is a CIFF-funded initiative, though implemented through Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK), IPAS and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The programme works in 16 counties. In Kenya its aim is to increase the choice of contraceptive methods for adolescent girls. This is accomplished through demand-generating activities and supply-side interventions to increase the use of contraceptives. The C4C programme seeks to accelerate the reduction of unwanted pregnancies and strategically advance the Government of Kenya’s pledge to expand access to voluntary, right-based family planning (FP) through its FP2020 commitment.

The rapid impact assessment aimed:

  • Assess the C4C programme’s impact on adolescents’ use of contraception, use of long-acting reversible contraceptives, and change the contraceptive method mix;
  • Assess and verify programme data, and triangulate this data against secondary data sources to understand the C4C programme’s contribution to adolescent sexual health between June 2016 and June 2018; and,
  • Develop data visuals and infographics that will be useful in the dissemination of findings of the impact assessment, creating a conducive policy environment for sustainability of C4C efforts and improving support of current and future funding in interventions that target sexual reproductive health and family planning.

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