The Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth program seeks to understand and address the disparities in opportunity that arise during adolescence, the critical requirements for reaching a successful, productive adulthood, the causes and consequences of gender inequality, and the social dimensions of poverty in developing countries.

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Submissions from 2020

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Abriendo Futuros: A program for rural indigenous girls in Yucatan, Mexico, Fabiola Romero, Ludivine Cicolella, Silvana Larrea, A. Fallone, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Adolescent girls’ migration and its impact on early marriage: Qualitative findings in Mali, Sarah Engebretsen, Mouhamadou Gueye, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sékou Fofana, Bourama Fané, and Sajeda Amin

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, and Corinne White

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya: Study description, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, and Corinne White

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Designing and evaluating scalable child marriage prevention programs in Burkina Faso and Tanzania: A quasi-experiment and costing study, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, Eva Weissman, Gisele Kaboré, and Julien Ouedraogo

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Girl Empower—A gender transformative mentoring and cash transfer intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing: Impact findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Liberia, Berk Ozler, Kelly Hallman, Marie-France Guimond, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Marian Rogers, and Esther Karnley

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

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Population Council Annual Evaluation Report: Opening Futures (Abriendo Futuros) for indigenous girls in Yucatan, Mexico, Silvana Larrea

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Self-administered versus provider-administered medical abortion, Katherine Gambir, Caron Kim, Kelly Ann Necastro, Bela Ganatra, and Thoai Ngo

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The Adolescent Data Hub: The largest catalog of open access data on adolescents living in low and middle-income countries, Corinne White, Christina Misunas, Erica Chuang, Midanna De Almada, Stephanie Psaki, and Thoai Ngo

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The impact of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) on short and long term social, economic, education and fertility outcomes: A cluster randomized controlled trial in Zambia, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Jean Digitale, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Maximillian Bweupe, and Paul C. Hewett

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The influence of schooling on the stability and mutability of gender attitudes: Findings from a longitudinal study of adolescent girls in Zambia, Sophia Chae, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, Ann M. Weber, Gary L. Darmstadt, and Thoai Ngo

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Transitions to adulthood and the changing body mass index of adolescent girls in Zambia, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Paul C. Hewett, Kathryn Spielman, and Karen Austrian

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Voices of rural people: Community-level assessment of effects and resilience to natural disasters in Odisha, India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Bincy Mathew, Ankit Nanda, Biswajit Mohanty, and Niranjan Saggurti

Submissions from 2019

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Access to facilities for women experiencing domestic violence, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

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Adolescent girls' voices on enhancing their own productivity in Pakistan: Highlights 2019, Iram Kamran, Tahira Parveen, and Rehan M. Niazi

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A review on extreme weather events and livelihood in Odisha, India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Bincy Mathew, Ankit Nanda, Sanghamitra Pati, and Hiralal Nayak

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards [Arabic], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards [Portuguese], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards [Spanish], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards [Swahili], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Causal effects of education on sexual and reproductive health in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Stephanie Psaki, Erica Chuang, Andrea J. Melnikas, David B. Wilson, and Barbara Mensch

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Child marriages and unions in Latin America: Understanding the roles of agency and social norms, Alice Y. Taylor, Erin Murphy-Graham, Julia Van Horn, Bapu Vaitla, Angel del Valle, and Beniamino Cislaghi

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Climate change and contraception, John Bongaarts and Régine Sitruk-Ware

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Climate change and women in South Asia: A review and future policy implications, Sangram Kishor Patel, Gopal Agrawal, Bincy Mathew, Sunita Patel, Biswajit Mohanty, and Abhishek Singh

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Climate, population, and vulnerability in Pakistan: Exploring evidence of linkages for adaptation, G.M. Arif, Muhammad Riaz, Nadeem Faisal, Mohammad Jamal Khan Khattak, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Khalil, Maqsood Sadiq, Sabahat Hussain, and Kiren Khan

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Delivering results in girls' education: How to evaluate what works, what doesn't, and what we don't know, Stephanie Psaki

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Does education improve health in low- and middle income countries? Results from a systematic review, Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, Erica Chuang, and Andrea J. Melnikas

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Does schooling protect sexual health? The association between three measures of education and STIs among adolescents in Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A. Kelly, Satvika Chalasani, and Paul C. Hewett

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Drug seller provision practices and knowledge of misoprostol in Bangladesh, Kate Reiss, Katherine Keenan, Kathryn Church, Sally Dijkerman, Shahida Akter Mitu, Sadid Nuremowla, and Thoai Ngo

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Empirically based spatial projections of US population age structure consistent with the shared socioeconomic pathways, Erich Striessnig, Jing Gao, Brian C. O'Neill, and Leiwen Jiang

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Evidence-based process for prioritizing positive behaviors for promotion: Zika prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean and applicability to future health emergency responses, Jessie Pinchoff, Arianna Serino, Alice Payne Merritt, Gabrielle Hunter, Martha Silva, Priya Parikh, and Paul C. Hewett

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Evidence for causal links between education and maternal and child health: Systematic review, Barbara Mensch, Erica Chuang, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Stephanie Psaki

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Examining early marriage in India: Qualitative findings, Neelanjana Pandey, Komal Saxena, and Andrea J. Melnikas

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Exploring gender and partner communication: Theory of Planned Behavior predictors for condom use among young, urban adults in Zambia, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B. Boyer, and Thoai Ngo

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Gender norms and health: Insights from global survey data, Ann M. Weber; Beniamino Cislaghi; Valerie Meausoone; Safa Abdalla; Iván Mejía-Guevara; Pooja Loftus; Emma Hallgren; Ilana Seff; Lindsay Stark; Cesar G. Victora; Romina Buffarini; Aluisio J.D. Barros; Benjamin W. Domingue; Devika Bhushan; Ribhav Gupta; Jason M. Nagata; Holly B. Shakya; Linda Richter; Shane A. Norris; Thoai Ngo; Sophia Chae; Nicole Haberland; Katharine McCarthy; Mark R. Cullen; Gary L. Darmstadt; and Gender Equality, Norms and Health Steering Committee

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Making the Most of Mentors: Recruitment, Training, and Support of Mentors for Adolescent Girl Programming—Toolkit, Population Council

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Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study Data Sets, Paul C. Hewett and Barbara Mensch

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More Than a Backdrop: Understanding the Role of Communities in Programming for Adolescent Girls—Action Guide, Sarah Blake and Miriam Temin

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More Than Brides Alliance: Midline evaluation report, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Santosh Kumar Singh, James Mkandawire, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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« More than Brides Alliance (MTBA) » : Rapport d’évaluation à mi-parcours au Mali et au Niger, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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Opportunities and challenges for the introduction of a new female condom among young adults in urban Zambia, Katherine Gambir, Jessie Pinchoff, Olasubomi Obadeyi, and Thoai Ngo

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Promoting gender egalitarian norms and practices among boys in rural India: The relative effect of intervening in early and late adolescence, Ashish Kumar Gupta and K.G. Santhya

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PROTOCOL: Policies and interventions to remove gender‐related barriers to girls’ school participation and learning in low‐ and middle‐income countries: A systematic review of the evidence, Erica Chuang, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, and Meredith L. Kozak

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Spatio-temporal patterns of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in relation to drinking water salinity at the district level in Bangladesh from 2016 to 2018, Jessie Pinchoff, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Support for gender stereotypes: Does madrasah education matter?, M. Niaz Asadullah, Sajeda Amin, and Nazmul Chaudhury

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The effects of adolescent childbearing on literacy and numeracy in Bangladesh, Malawi, and Zambia, Stephanie Psaki, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jyotirmoy Saha, Barbara Mensch, and Sajeda Amin

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The evaluation of the Woman's Condom marketing approach: What value did peer-led interpersonal communication add to the promotion of a new female condom in urban Lusaka?, Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B. Boyer, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Gina Smith, Namwinga Chintu, and Thoai Ngo

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The Girl Roster: A practical tool for strengthening girl-centered programming, Population Council

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The heterogeneity and change in the urban structure of metropolitan areas in the United States, 1990–2010, Stefan Leyk, Deborah Balk, Bryan Jones, Mark R. Montgomery, and Hasim Engin

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The links between women’s employment and children at home: Variations in low- and middle-income countries by world region, John Bongaarts, Ann K. Blanc, and Katharine McCarthy

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Transforming the attitudes of young men about gender roles and the acceptability of violence against women, Bihar, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, and Sandeep Ojha

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Understanding the relationships between HIV and child marriage: Conclusions from an expert consultation, Suzanne Petroni, Rachel Yates, Manahil Siddiqi, Chewe Luo, Arwyn Finnie, Damilola Walker, Alice Welbourn, Catherine Langevin-Falcon, Claudia Cappa, Tia Palermo, Thoai Ngo, Sarah Baird, Jacqueline Makokha, Sagri Singh, Mandira Paul, Patience Ndlovu, Rukia Mannikko, Anita Raj, Wole Ameyan, Hendrica Okondo, and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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Unintended consequences of mHealth interactive voice messages promoting contraceptive use after menstrual regulation in Bangladesh: Intimate partner violence results from a randomized controlled trial, Kate Reiss, Kathryn L. Andersen, Erin Pearson, Kamal Biswas, Fahmida Taleb, Thoai Ngo, Altaf Hossain, Sharmani Barnard, Christopher Smith, James Carpenter, Jamie Menzel, Katharine Footman, Katherine Keenan, Megan Douthwaite, Reena Yasmin, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Tanzila Tabbassum, Manuela Colombini, Loraine Bacchus, and Kathryn Church

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Urbanization in India: Population and urban classification grids for 2011, Deborah Balk, Mark R. Montgomery, Hasim Engin, Natalie Lin, Elizabeth Major, and Bryan Jones

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"When he asks for sex, you will never refuse": Transactional sex and adolescent pregnancy in Zambia, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Zoe Duby, and Paul C. Hewett

Submissions from 2018

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Abriendo Oportunidades a la incidencia política en mi comunidad: Guía Curricular, Population Council

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Material didáctico para sesiones de trabajo, Population Council

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Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Jyotirmoy Saha, Masuma Billah, Nargis Sultana, Eashita Haque, and Surojit Kundu

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Adolescent Data Hub, Population Council GIRL Center

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Endline results—Executive summary, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Financial literacy and savings—Two-year follow-up, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Health, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Nutrition, Paul C. Hewett, Amanda L. Willig, Jean Digitale, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Jere R. Behrman, and Karen Austrian

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Sexual and gender-based violence, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Endline technical report, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Paul C. Hewett, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Jere R. Behrman

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Adolescent girls’ primary school mobility and educational outcomes in urban Kenya, John A. Maluccio, Mohamed Hussein, Benta Abuya, Eva Muluve, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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Adolescent girls' voices on enhancing their own productivity in Pakistan, Iram Kamran, Tahira Parveen, Maqsood Sadiq, and Rehan M. Niazi

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Adolescent rights and the 'first 1,000 days' global nutrition movement: A view from Guatemala, David Flood, Anita Chary, Alejandra Colom, and Peter Rohloff

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A study of employment outcomes among technical and vocational secondary education graduates in Egypt [Arabic], Salma Nasser and Ali Rashed

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A systematic review of adolescent girl program implementation in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence gaps and insights, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, and Martha Brady

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Building resilience in communities most vulnerable to environmental stressors, Jessie Pinchoff

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Child domestic work and transitions to commercial sexual exploitation: Evidence from Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Climate change-induced hazards and local adaptations in agriculture: A study from Koshi River Basin, Nepal, Abid Hussain, Golam Rasul, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Shahriar Wahid, and Sabarnee Tuladhar

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Climate change, resilience, and population dynamics in Pakistan: A case study of the 2010 floods in Mianwali District, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Khalil, Sabahat Hussain, Maqsood Sadiq, and Kiren Khan

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Cluster randomized evaluation of the Nia Project: Study protocol, Eunice N. Muthengi and Karen Austrian

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Community-level assessment of droughts in Odisha: Effects, resilience, and implications, Sangram Kishor Patel

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Community-level assessment of floods and cyclones in coastal Odisha, India: Impact, resilience, and implications, Sangram Kishor Patel

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Community-level assessment of heatwaves in Odisha State, India: Effects, resilience and implications, Sangram Kishor Patel

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Contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy among young women and men in Accra, Ghana, Kate Grindlay, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Thoai Ngo, Gillian Eva, Leonard Gobah, Sarah T. Reiger, Sruthi Chandrasekaran, and Kelly Blanchard

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Dataset: Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), Karen Austrian

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Dataset: Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K), Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, John A. Maluccio, Joyce Mumah, and Benta Abuya

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Dataset: Married adolescent girls in rural Assiut and Souhag: Limited choices and unfulfilled reproductive health needs, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab

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Dataset: Safe and Smart Savings, Karen Austrian

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Delivering impact for adolescent girls: Emerging findings from Population Council research, Population Council

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Determinants of urban growth during demographic and mobility transitions: Evidence from India, Mexico, and the US, Leiwen Jiang and Brian C. O'Neill

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Extreme weather events induced deaths in India 2001–2014: Trends and differentials by region, sex and age group, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Monika Walia, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Food and nutrition security in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, Golam Rasul, Abid Hussain, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Narendra Dangol

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Forced child unions: From legal reform to social disruption—Formative research in five communities in Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Paola Broll and Cecilia Garcés

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From fertility preferences to reproductive outcomes in the developing world, John Bongaarts and John B. Casterline

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GirlsRead! E-Reader Curriculum, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Nicole Haberland, Abdul-Kahad Alhassan, Beatrice Ani-Asamoah, Pamela Nyirenda, and Barbara Mensch

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GirlsRead! Girls’ Rights: An Empowerment Curriculum, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Nicole Haberland, Barbara Mensch, Pamela Nyirenda, and Diana Bulanda-Shalala

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GirlsRead! Zambia: DREAMS Innovation Challenge, Population Council

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Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?, John Bongaarts and Brian C. O'Neill

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Guía de participación política adolescente para la movilización e incidencia política a nivel municipal, Population Council

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How presentation of drug detection results changed reports of product adherence in South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Petina Musara, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Nyaradzo M. Mgodi, Kubashini Woeber, Carolyne Akello, Miriam Hartmann, Helen Cheng, Lisa Levy, Ariana Katz, Cynthia I. Grossman, Zvavahera M. Chirenje, Ariane van der Straten, Barbara Mensch, and Microbicide Trials Network-003D Study Team

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Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN): Adapting the Girl Roster™ for Lakota communities, Kelly Hallman

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Insights and evidence gaps in girl-centered programming: A systematic review, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, and Martha Brady