With the COVID-19 crisis continuing to evolve, evidence on the effectiveness of short-term emergency-oriented responses and long-term mitigation strategies is expanding but still limited. There are, and will continue to be, substantial evidence gaps on programming to address risk across outcomes of importance to adolescent girls. More evidence is needed to slow the risks posed by the pandemic for this subpopulation, which can help guide gender- and age-responsive prevention and impact mitigation investments. Evidence from approaches delivered in other unstable contexts may offer important lessons for decision-making in the current context. Recognizing this, the Population Council conducted a structured review of existing evidence collected prior to the pandemic, across low- and middle-income country contexts (under the auspices of the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan). The review aimed to advance the four goals addressed in this report: reducing girls’ risks of contracting COVID-19; identifying longer-term developmental intervention approaches that hold promise in the recovery period; mitigating the secondary effects of COVID-19 on girls; and identifying priority evidence gaps.
Blake, Sarah, Miriam Temin, Tara Abularrage, and Nihal Said. 2021. "Adolescent girls and COVID-19: Mapping the evidence on interventions." New York: Population Council, under the auspices of The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP).
Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice; Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic