15 Dec
Learning & Reflections - Failures

SSIR Publication: Design for Social Innovation

Lessons learned from A360 Ethiopia's Smart Start have helped to inform an era of social-impact design that is increasingly rigorous, experimental, and collaborative. Because as IDEO.org's Jocelyn...
1 Dec
Learning & Reflections - Failures

Falling into Place – and Learning, Along the Way

By Matthew Wilson, A360 Project Director, PSI  The end of Adolescents 360 (A360)’s first phase presents an opportune time for us to reflect on where we’ve come – and where we’re...
27 Oct
Learning & Reflections

Part 2: Takeaways from Testing Prototypes… Remotely

This is part two of our series on A360 Ethiopia's experience designing and testing Smart Start's adaptation for in-school girls. Read part one to learn about the insights that informed the...
27 Oct
Learning & Reflections

Part 1: Prototyping in a Pandemic

This is part one of our series on A360 Ethiopia's experience designing and testing Smart Start's adaptation for in-school girls. Read part two for the team's takeaways from testing their prototype...
13 Oct
Mozambique

A Smart Start for Mozambican Couples

This piece is a part of A360's replication series on the UK Aid-funded Vale-a-Pena project. With and for young people, Vale-a-Pena is proving the power in applying A360’s youth-powered approach to...
25 Sep
Learning & Reflections

Youth Tell All: Young and Living in a Pandemic

By Christine Massawe, A360 Young Designer/Youth Officer, PSI Tanzania    Access to contraception is one of many tools that equips young people like me with the power to make the decisions that...
24 Aug
Mozambique

What Should We Do? Pandemic Pivots, Continued.

This piece is a part of A360's replication series on the UK Aid-funded Vale-a-Pena project. With and for young people, Vale-a-Pena is proving the power in applying A360’s youth-powered approach to...
12 Aug
Learning & Reflections

This IYD2020, #BeThere for Youth Contraceptive Needs

Access to contraception is one of many tools that equips young people with the power to make the decisions that define their lives – even now, during COVID-19.  But with stretched resources...
12 Aug
Learning & Reflections

Her Menses Matter

By Jackline Rwegasira, Adolescents 360 Youth Officer, PSI Tanzania “You’re a grown up now, so you should stay away from boys,” said my sister when I arrived home from school. It had happened...
1 Jul
Learning & Reflections

Digital Tools for Better Health Outcomes

By Isaiah Nyabuto, DHIS2 Consultant, PSI/Kenya and Judy Mwangi, A360 Evidence Advisor, PSI We confront operational constraints when we lack efficient data monitoring tools. As a result, consumers...
25 Jun
Learning & Reflections

GAC Awards PSI and MSI $CAD 19.7M to Bring Smart Start to 500K+ Ethiopian Girls

Our commitment has guided our work since day one: serving consumers – at scale – with the tools to take charge of their lives. And with new funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC), we – PSI in...
23 Jun
Learning & Reflections - Mozambique

A Demographic Match-Up

In northern Mozambique, PSI’s Vale a Pena team faced a tall task: making contraception relevant to rural married girls aged 10-19 who, for a myriad of reasons, simply didn’t see its value. For...
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