by Kristen Rankin, Anna Heard, Nancy Diaz
3ie Scoping paper 5, December 2016
Adolescence (10–19 years old) is a critical period in life, during which people undergo extensive biological, psychological and social changes. During this time, sexual and reproductive health can pose serious challenges for adolescents and programming needs to be effective in addressing this important health area. This scoping paper assesses the state of evidence around adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), exploring the supply of and demand for evidence on the impact of ASRH programming in low- and middle-income countries. The core of this paper is an evidence gap map (EGM), which systematically catalogues relevant impact evaluations and systematic reviews.