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The program “Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh” is designed to establish the levels, patterns and trends in the situation of younger (10–14) and older (15–19) adolescents in India. UDAYA is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the study is conducted by the Population Council, New Delhi. This project brief outlines the UDAYA project, which will explore the extent to which younger and older adolescents have acquired a set of assets that can help them make a healthy, safe, and successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; describe the extent to which the situation of adolescents has changed over time; and assess factors that determine the accumulation or loss of assets and the quality of transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. As a result, UDAYA will provide robust insights on how investments in adolescents influence their life course by the time they reach young adulthood, enable evidence-based decisions on the types of programs worthy of scale-up, and provide important baseline indicators against which the long-term impact of programs may be measured.






Understanding the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults (UDAYA)