What Works? Systematic Assessments of Sexual and Reproductive Interventions for Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2016, Vol. 59, Issue 3, Supplement S1-S32

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Considering the huge resources – human and materials – that are involved in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) intervention programs, the findings in this supplement points to the need to pay greater attention to the quality of program design, implementation, and evaluation. This is crucial to ensuring that the huge investments made in adolescent and young people’s sexual health interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) truly count. On the whole, there is the need to ensure that interventions addressing adolescents and young people’s health issues are well grounded scientifically in terms of their design, and complemented with effective implementation and rigorous evaluation, and the successful projects taken to scale – only then would the investments in adolescent and young people’s SRH interventions in LMICs truly count.

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