DMI has received a $400,000 award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to test whether a mass media family planning campaign increases contraceptive use among men and women of reproductive age living in rural areas of Burkina Faso, using a randomised controlled trial (RCT). The funds are being provided as stage two funding from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) programme.
DMI has been awarded $4.5m by the Global Innovation Fund and a private donor to run a second randomised controlled trial. Like our first RCT, it will take place in Burkina Faso, where the very localised media environment permits a media RCT. It will test the impact of a three-year community radio campaign on family planning behaviours (mainly the uptake of modern contraceptive methods).