Tool for Adolescent Responsive Planning (TARP) is a digital, user-friendly application that enables youth advocates to analyze family planning and reproductive health plans to see how responsive they are to the needs of young people.
Through a participatory and interactive process, youth advocates enter a plan’s proposed activities and associated budget into TARP, classify activities into specific categories, and analyze their alignment with evidence-informed practices. With TARP’s results, users learn the proportion of activities and budget that are allocated in plans to address the specific FP/RH needs of young people and compare this information with country-specific data. TARP also enables users to suggest improvements to the quality of proposed activities and make overall recommendations to policy and program leaders. TARP produces attractive and printable results that can be used for advocacy. TARP users can share these results with policy- and other decision makers and use TARP results to create presentations and briefs—to advocate for enhancements that make plans more responsive to the needs of young people. We envisioned TARP as an instrument that enables young people and those who support them to use their voices to improve adolescent and youth reproductive health (AYRH) reproductive health at scale.
TARP was inspired by the national-level costed-implementation plans (CIPs) that governments are required to produce—in accordance with their FP2020 commitments to contraception promotion and utilization. TARP was then developed and tested in partnership with Ouagadougou Partnership Family Planning Youth Ambassadors.