Many organisations want to improve young people’s quality of life and health, and they want the programmes they implement to be of the same high quality. But developing effective programmes is not easy.
Experience and evidence gained from work done all over the world shows what does contribute to quality and what does not.
This tool provides the most important evidence, in a way that is useful for organisations that are working in the day-to-day practice of SRHR education for young people, but have limited time and resources.
The tool consists of a brief checklist with 28 characteristics, as well as elaborate background information for each characteristic. The characteristics are categorised in 6 elements of intervention planning:
- Stakeholder involvement
- Needs assessment
- Intervention design
- Adoption and implementation
- Monitoring and evaluation
The characteristics include for example ‘Does the intervention include interactive skills training?’, or ‘Has the intervention been tested?’
The tool is based on a rights-based approach, supporting young people’s sexual and reproductive rights. Another key approach is the behaviour change approach, focusing on the factors that shape young people’s (sexual) behavior, including attitudes, skills and social influence.
The tool is available in English, French and Portuguese.
- Planning & Support Tool Revised version, 2016 (English, pdf, 2.2 MB)
- Outil de planification et de soutien (Français, pdf, 1 MB)
- Uma ferramenta de planejamento & apoio (Português, pdf, 1 MB)
The tool was developed and tested by implementing organisations in South Africa and Pakistan and was first produced in 2009 by Rutgers and Stop AIDS Now! in the Netherlands. In 2016 a revised version was published. The French and Portugese versions haven't been revised.
Training of trainers
Stop AIDS Now! and Rutgers have trained and supported organisations in Africa to become trainers of other organisations that will use the tool to analyse their SRHR/HIV prevention programmes.