Since E2A’s inception, we made it our mission to help introduce or scale up best practices in family planning and reproductive health service delivery for women and girls. This meant taking deliberate steps to increase the impact of innovations successfully tested in pilot projects, so they could benefit more people and foster lasting improvements in health policies and programs.
Scale-up should not be left to chance. It requires a systematic process that begins at the design stage and continues throughout the life of a project. E2A and our partners—led by scale-up leader ExpandNet—gained significant experience applying this systematic scale-up approach across multiple countries. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Uganda, our scale-up approaches were adopted by governments, institutions, and implementing organizations. Together with partners across Africa, we successfully scaled up numerous best practices, including community-based family planning; innovative peer education approaches for youth, integrated population, health, and environment activities; and task-shifting and task-sharing to expand method choice.
We believe systematic scale-up is one of the keys to achieving global family planning goals. Explore our publications below to see why.