Webinar: Adaptations in social franchising - Promising strategies for scale

Join the webinar on Social Franchising with SHOPS project:

Thursday, November 3, 2016
9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT

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Social franchising has been shown to improve access to quality family planning and other high impact health services. However, establishing and operating a franchise network can be costly, and trade-offs must be managed between achieving scale and maintaining quality. 

SHOPS Plus documented and analyzed a range of social franchising programs to identify operational adaptions aimed at better leveraging health market opportunities, reducing programming costs, and achieving service delivery scale. Findings informed a conceptual framework that will assist franchise implementers in determining whether opportunities exist to replicate similar adaptations in their country context. 

At a webinar hosted by SHOPS Plus on November 3 at 9:00 a.m. EDT, presenters from Marie Stopes International and Population Services International will share promising operational approaches from several country franchise networks. They will also provide a brief overview of the conceptual framework for replicating these approaches. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information, contact info@shopsplusproject.org.


  • Anna Gerrard, Global Social Franchise Manager, Population Services International 
  • Brendan Hayes, Head of Social Franchising, Marie Stopes International 
  • Sarah Thurston, Technical Advisor, Marie Stopes International 


Caroline Quijada, Deputy Director, SHOPS Plus, Abt Associates, will moderate.

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