Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Evidence-Based, Holistic Programs :
Applying SEED :



Holistic Approach Enhances Family Planning Programs: RESPOND’s Experience with the SEED Programming Model™ (Project Brief No. 27)
The Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand (SEED™) Programming Model is a holistic model developed by EngenderHealth to apply globally and locally to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of family planning programs. RESPOND designed and implemented its activities using the SEED model as its principal programming and conceptual framework. This paper describes how SEED was used to frame global initiatives to advocate, promote, and support family planning as an essential primary health care intervention. It also presents specific country examples of how SEED enhanced and improved the outcomes of family planning programming, especially when all three elements worked in synergy.
Available in English (PDF, 3.1 MB)


Research Studies and Reports

Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Services: Evaluation of the Men As Partners® (MAP) Approach in Côte d’Ivoire (Report No. 10)
Harmful social norms about masculinity and femininity are associated with high-risk sexual behavior. In Côte d’Ivoire, RESPOND provided technical assistance to build the capacity of local and international organizations to use the Men As Partners® (MAP) approach. By stimulating dialogue around gender and encouraging men and women to reject harmful norms and to promote those that protect health, MAP® trainings helped build the capacity of PEPFAR partners to incorporate gender-transformative messages into ongoing prevention efforts and of facilities to engage men in HIV services. This report highlights the findings and recommendations from a midcourse process evaluation conducted in March 2013.
Available in English (PDF, 5.4 MB) and French (PDF, 5.5 MB)

Breaking Down Barriers to Contraceptive Choice in the Public Health Sector in Burkina Faso and Togo (Project Brief No. 19)
Married women in Burkina Faso and Togo have very low rates of contraceptive use (particularly long-acting methods) and comparatively high rates of unmet need for family planning. Between 2010 and 2013, the RESPOND Project worked to build public-sector capacity in Burkina Faso and Togo to overcome barriers to contraceptive choice. The Ministry of Health in each country received technical assistance to strengthen the supply of family planning services, foster an enabling environment, and cultivate demand for services. Access to a wide range of methods increased dramatically in the areas of the intervention. Clients came in large numbers for long-acting methods: By the end of the intervention, facilities in the two countries had provided more than twice as many implants per month as they had in the same month of the prior year.
Available in English (PDF, 3.5 MB)


Social and Behavior Change Communication Materials

Family Planning Methods Chart
Developed for use in Togo, two sides of the chart show details on mode of action, efficacy, side effects, complications, and health benefits for 10 method types, both short-acting and long-acting and/or permanent. (August 2012)
Available in French (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Client Brochure
Developed for use in Togo, the brochure provides summary information on the four long-acting and permanent family planning methods. (August 2012)
Available in French (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Poster: I am promoting the use of long term methods of family planning
I keep couples happy. Fellow Community Health Workers, stand out as community leaders! (August 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 1.4 MB)

Poster: I work with my wife to choose a family planning method...
...that will ensure a future for our family. Please visit a health care center! (August 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 1.4 MB)

Poster: The success of my work is derived from the satisfaction of my clients
I always share information on all the available family planning methods. Fellow health care providers, stand out as community leaders! (August 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 1.4 MB)

Poster: What affects you affects me dearly
That is why I am discussing the advantages of family planning with you. Let us encourage families to practice family planning! (Togo, August 2012)
Available in French for Christian audiences (JPG, 1 MB) and for Muslim audiences (JPG, 1.3 MB)



Long-Acting and Permanent Methods: Stories from the RESPOND Project (West Africa)
Although evidence suggests that good couple communication supports better use of family planning, few tools exist to encourage such communication in West Africa. To inspire couples to talk about family planning, the RESPOND Project developed four short documentaries profiling real couples who overcame their fears about long-acting and permanent methods of contraception. The four videos in the series depict the issues and decision-making processes that each couple struggled with and are intended to inspire others to talk about family planning. The videos can serve as a focal point for community-level group discussions; they may also be used at health facilities to generate discussion between providers and clients. (Available in French and Mòoré with English subtitles, these videos were produced by RESPOND Project partner Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs.)
Available online in French and in Mòoré with English Subtitles


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