ASPIRES South Africa RCT Factsheet

  • Date Posted: November 18, 2015
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

At the request of the Prevention and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Team of the Health Development Office of USAID South Africa, FHI 360’s Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project is carrying out a 4-year, $10 million program to improve the long-term economic security and HIV prevention knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in South Africa. ASPIRES will do so through the application of integrated combinations of evidence-based, gender-sensitive economic strengthening (ES) and HIV prevention education interventions, carried out in close collaboration with five PEPFAR Implementing Partners (IPs) who support or implement programs to assist OVC and their caregivers in South Africa. To build the evidence base around the efficacy of such interventions, ASPIRES will carry out rigorous qualitative and quantitative research.