West Africa Breakthrough ACTION is a regional initiative funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to increase coordination and effectiveness of social and behavior change (SBC) interventions in four countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Togo. WABA works in partnership with Amplify-FP, another USAID-funded project, to strengthen service delivery in these four countries. These investments provide an entry point for Breakthrough RESEARCH to explore the SBC programmatic landscape within the region and identify and document the effectiveness of SBC approaches.

Breakthrough RESEARCH’s suite of research activities in francophone West Africa aims to build the evidence base on the extent to which various approaches address behavioral determinants and improve family planning and reproductive health outcomes. Through this work, Breakthrough RESEARCH is creating a body of knowledge on SBC.

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Strengthening Social and Behavior Change Monitoring and Evaluation for Family Planning in Francophone West Africa

Social Media Listening and Evaluating the Impacts of a Regional Mass Media Intervention Targeting Young People

Examining Provider Behavior Change in Ouagadougou Partnership Countries

Engaging Men for Effective Family Planning in Togo

Activity Snapshot

Collaborating Partners
Ministries of Health of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Togo; Breakthrough ACTION; Amplify-FP; and in-country research institutions

Anticipated Timeline
August 2019 – August 2022

Geographic Location
Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Togo

Contact
Leanne Dougherty