The Case of Smart Start in Ethiopia

What is it?

A technical brief that analyzes A360’s strategy and lessons learned to date, presenting a case study of the A360 experience in Ethiopia, and offering considerations for similar AYSRH implementation in future settings.

How did we use it?

Among adolescent girls across developing countries, there remains a persistent unmet need for modern contraception. To resolve this, many organizations and projects have contributed to the evidence-base of best practices for adolescent girls to uptake modern contraception.

Despite major investments, scalable solutions remain elusive. A360’s uptake data, however, demonstrates that when evidence-based best practices are combined—and combined with a team that offers a wide-range of perspectives—adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health solutions can be scaled cost-effectively at great impact and at high speed.

What does this look like on the ground in Ethiopia? Here’s your chance to find out.

Consider using it to:

Dive into A360’s Smart Start, an intervention that uses financial planning as an entry point to engage young married couples in planning their futures and reaching financial stability, positioning contraception as a tool to achieve their self-defined goals. Smart Start supports girls aged 15-19 and their partners to understand the resources they’ll need for the families they desire.