What young people want, what young people need
by Rachel Wilder, Woutine van Beek et al.
Access, Services and Knowledge Programme, 2016
The Essential Packages Manual is designed to be a comprehensive guide for successful sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes for young people. It seeks to help organisations to critically review programmes and identify gaps and areas to improve a programme in line with a rights-based, gender-transformative, and youth-centred approach. As stated in the manual, “It is a starting point for managers, programme officers, monitoring and evaluation staff and others to critically review their programmes against proven standards of good practice, to identify gaps and areas where they could improve to better serve young people, and to learn more about a holistic approach to programming that places young people at the centre.”