This is a report on a workshop funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Evidence Project, in collaboration with the TRAction Project. This interactive half-day session provided participants with practical examples of how implementation science (IS) can inform programming and policies related to family planning and reproductive health. Presentations, case studies, and group discussions sought to address the following questions: 1) What are the benefits and challenges or limitations of an IS approach to family planning/reproductive health programming? 2) What is the relationship between evidence and advocacy? 3) How can evidence be best utilized to inform the scale-up of programming and best practices? and 4) How can we engage stakeholders and build institutional capacity to leverage IS approaches?
Reichenbach, Laura, Carolyn Rodehau, Emily Peca, and John Stanback. 2016. "Implementation science approaches to family planning and reproductive health: Experiential learning and sharing for implementers, policy-makers, researchers, and advocates," Meeting report. Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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