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RISK OF SOCIAL ISOLATION BY CONTRACEPTIVE USERS AND NEW WAYS OF SCALING UP FAMILY PLANNING METHODS IN BURUNDI
Last registered on April 09, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
RISK OF SOCIAL ISOLATION BY CONTRACEPTIVE USERS AND NEW WAYS OF SCALING UP FAMILY PLANNING METHODS IN BURUNDI
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003947
Initial registration date
February 26, 2019
Last updated
April 09, 2019 9:53 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
The World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
The World Bank
PI Affiliation
The World Bank
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-04-08
End date
2020-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The Government of Burundi wants to reduce the fertility rate by 2025 to three children per woman, from the current rate of 5.5 children per woman. Because there is a strong opposition to birth control from faith leaders, and because women who use birth control risk social isolation as a result, the government wants to introduce self-injectable contraceptives. But getting community health clinics ready to prescribe self-injectables and ensuring privacy for women will be challenging. Using data from Burundi’s health monitoring and information system, this evaluation will test different approaches for increasing adoption of these contraceptives, including financial incentives for community health volunteers and authorization for volunteers to provide the service in patients’ homes and instructions for patients to implement the necessary procedure themselves.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Karibwami , Alain-Desire , Laurence Lannes and Arndt Reichert. 2019. "RISK OF SOCIAL ISOLATION BY CONTRACEPTIVE USERS AND NEW WAYS OF SCALING UP FAMILY PLANNING METHODS IN BURUNDI ." AEA RCT Registry. April 09. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3947-2.0.
Former Citation
Karibwami , Alain-Desire , Laurence Lannes and Arndt Reichert. 2019. "RISK OF SOCIAL ISOLATION BY CONTRACEPTIVE USERS AND NEW WAYS OF SCALING UP FAMILY PLANNING METHODS IN BURUNDI ." AEA RCT Registry. April 09. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3947/history/44791.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The first intervention consists of extending the performance-based financing (PBF) arrangement for health centers to community health volunteers. They will receive a constant monthly monetary reward for every women who was referred to the health clinic by the volunteer and currently has contraception coverage through this new product. The second intervention will consist of administering the injection through the community health volunteer who tends to be living in the same community. The latter will still have to make the same referral to the health center but will get access to the new product on a case by case basis.
Intervention Start Date
2019-04-25
Intervention End Date
2020-07-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
contraception coverage
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
health volunteer referrals, number of injectable products
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized control trial
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer (tbd)
Randomization Unit
health center
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
320
Sample size: planned number of observations
320
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
80
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number