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Chapter 7: Data for Action

This chapter discusses the importance of collecting and using data to inform, measure, and adjust your adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) programming, as well as sharing the evidence with others. Data should not be gathered only to be left behind to collect dust. It should be used to take action! As seen throughout the Toolkit, there are many areas in ASRH that further evidence is needed. This chapter provides guidance on how to conduct Data for Action activities—alongside adolescents and youth and throughout the program cycle and humanitarian continuum—to help expand the evidence base for ASRH.

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, readers should be able to:

  • Describe how to involve adolescents in assessment, program design, monitoring, and evaluation of humanitarian activities
  • Understand the principles of conducting research with adolescents
  • Identify tools and methods for collecting and monitoring ASRH data
  • Explain what Data for Action is and why it is important to ASRH programming


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Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.