December 2019

A joint work of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities and the PaRD work-stream on SDG 3: good health and well-being. The PaRD Health Work-stream commissioned this scoping study and the report was prepared under the auspices of the JLI. The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do necessarily reflect neither the view of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) nor those of any single or all of its members.

The overarching objective of this study is to examine faith actor roles in ASRH and partnerships between faith-based, governmental, and intergovernmental actors that promote access to ASRH services and information. An analysis of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons that enhance partnership effectiveness in also included.

Research questions:

  • What types of partnerships exist between faith actors, governmental and intergovernmental institutions in ASRH service provision and information dissemination?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities in implementing such partnerships?
  • What lessons can be drawn from existing practice, and what recommendations can be made for future partnerships in order to enhance effectiveness?


Suggestion citation: O. Wilkinson, S. Trotta, C. S. Nam (2019) Faith Actor Partnerships in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Scoping Study. Washington DC; Bonn: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI); International Partnership on Religion and Development (PaRD)


Find more information about the JLI-PaRD partnership here. Link to the resource on PaRD Website

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