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 2019

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

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

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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 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, 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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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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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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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

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Las uniones infantiles forzadas: de la reforma legal a la disrupción social—Investigación formativa en cinco comunidades en Chisec Alta Verapaz, Paola Broll and Cecilia Garcés

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Marriage and sexual and reproductive health of Rohingya adolescents and youth in Bangladesh: A qualitative study, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Joseph Falcone

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Married adolescents and family planning in rural Ethiopia: Understanding barriers and opportunities, Helen Ketema and Annabel Erulkar

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Measuring gender equality in education: Lessons from trends in 43 countries, Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, and Barbara Mensch

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Migration and child domestic work: Evidence from Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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NISITU (Nisikilize Tujengane): Listen to Me, Let’s Grow Together, Population Council

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Pedaleando hacia el futuro: Una oportunidad para incrementar y mantener la asistencia escolar de niñas adolescentes encomunidades indígeneas del árearural en Guatemala, Paola Broll

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Pedaling toward the future: Increasing and maintaining the school attendance of adolescent girls in indigenous communities of rural Guatemala, Paola Broll

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Preventing violence against women and girls in Bihar: Challenges for implementation and evaluation, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

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Program Modalidades Flexibles: Integrated Curriculum Guide—Primer semestre, Population Council

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Program Modalidades Flexibles: Integrated Curriculum Guide—Segundo semestre, Population Council

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Reading and numeracy skills after school leaving in southern Malawi: A longitudinal analysis, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Monica J. Grant, Christine A. Kelly, and Paul C. Hewett

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Skill retention after school-leaving: Analysis of data from the Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Monica J. Grant, Christine A. Kelly, and Paul C. Hewett

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Skills-building programs to reduce child marriage in Bangladesh: A randomized controlled trial, Sajeda Amin, Jyotirmoy Saha, and Johana Ahmed

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: Gender and modes of transmission, Suzanne Petroni and Thoai Ngo

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Trabajando en incidencia política hacia una mejor vida para las niñas, jóvenes y mujeres en mi comunidad, Population Council

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Validation studies for population-based intervention coverage indicators: Design, analysis, and interpretation, Melinda K. Munos, Ann K. Blanc, Emily D. Carter, Thomas P. Eisele, Steve Gesuale, Joanne Katz, Tanya Marchant, Cynthia K. Stanton, Harry Campbell, and Improving Coverage Measurement Group

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What works to improve outcomes for Kenya's adolescent girls?, Population Council

Submissions from 2017

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Acceptability and effectiveness of helpline services: Perspectives of women in distress and service providers—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Adapting the safe spaces model in rural settings, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Evaluation—Round 4 update, Karen Austrian, Paul C. Hewett, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Jean Digitale

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Financial Education Audio Training Script, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Health and Life Skills Audio Training Script, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, Sapna Desai

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) in Uttar Pradesh, Sapna Desai

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) in Uttar Pradesh [Hindi], Sapna Desai

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Campaña del Lazo Blanco: sesiones de diálogo para su promoción, Population Council

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Characteristics of married adolescent girls in Egypt [Arabic], Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, May Gadallah, and Doaa Oraby

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Construyendo Activos Protectores en Niñas Adolescentes: Una Colección de Herramientas para el Diseño de Programas, Population Council

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Dataset: Evidence for causal links between education and maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria: A systematic review (materials), Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Erica Chuang

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Dataset: Survey of Young People in Egypt, Population Council

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Dataset: The economic returns to investing in girls, Thoai Ngo, Erica Chuang, and Kelly Hallman

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Dataset: UDAYA, Adolescent Survey, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, 2015–16, Population Council

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Empowering women and addressing marital violence through self-help groups: Evidence from rural Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, Rajib Acharya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Neelanjana Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, Shilpi Rampal, Sharmistha Basu, Aparajita Gogoi, and Madhu Joshi

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Empowering women and addressing marital violence through self-help groups: Evidence from rural Bihar—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy