Meeting Report: Technical Workshop to Advance Global Learning and Measurement Agendas on Improving Access to and Use of an Expanded Range of Contraceptive Methods for Adolescents and Youth

This meeting report describes a technical workshop co-hosted by the Expanded Method Choice for Youth Working Group, the World Health Organization, and the Full Access, Full Choice Project from March 6-8, 2018 at the Pathfinder/E2A office. The objective of this meeting was the develop a Global Learning Agenda to improve access to and use of an expanded range of contraceptives among adolescents and youth. Since the workshop, the Global Learning Agenda has been finalized and can be accessed here. Over 45 participants attended the workshop, including researchers, program experts, international organizations, donors and foundations.  During the workshop, a variety of subject matter experts led plenary sessions. In breakout sessions, participants discussed topics including: measurement and data needs, data collection, how to create change at policy and program levels, and how to best examine adolescent and youth programs.


Each day of the workshop focused on a specific theme:

  • Day 1: Measurement needs
  • Day 2: Learning needs
  • Day 3: Prioritization of measurement and learning needs


This meeting report provides an overview of the presentations, breakout sessions, group discussions, and main takeaways of this workshop.