Using the Tool for Adolescent-Responsive Planning (TARP) to Inform the Development of National Family Planning Strategy in the DRC

Thumbnail cover of the TARP DRC brief featuring a photograph of two young women from the DRCThe Tool for Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health (AYRH)-Responsive Planning (TARP) is a user-friendly digital application for youth advocates—of any age—to analyze family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) plans and budgets to determine how responsive they are to the needs of young people (ages 15–24) in a particular setting.

The Evidence to Action (E2A) Project designed TARP for use by young people, other advocates for youth, and implementers working for organizations and governments seeking to enhance FP/RH plans to better meet the diverse needs of youth.

This brief provides an introduction to TARP, presents the E2A-developed TARP Theory of Change, and assesses TARP’s effectiveness in relation to the theory of change, drawing on participants’ feedback and perceptions of the tool at a TARP training workshop in the DRC.