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Table 1 The initial programme theory of PASSAGE

From: How to develop a theory-driven evaluation design? Lessons learned from an adolescent sexual and reproductive health programme in West Africa

The initial action model (What did programme designers plan to do and expect to attain?)

Bringing together the various actors involved in reproductive health for adolescents in a network increases the access and the utilisation of appropriate social and health services by adolescents and contributes to improving their sexual and reproductive health status.

The Initial change model (How was the programme supposed to work based on the programme designers' assumptions?)

The network(ing) contributes to:

(1) better knowledge of partners with different backgrounds and their specificities;

(2) a growing awareness of a shared vision among partners on adolescent sexual and reproductive health;

Knowing each other and each others' specificities and a growing awareness of a shared vision would lead to cooperation and the creation of synergies rather than competition. This in turn would lead to improved ASRH outcomes.