Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief No. 10 describes how the Population Council, through workshops and conferences with partners around the world, seeks to promote a better understanding of the adolescent experience and advocates for the development of programs based on evidence. To facilitate fact-based planning, the Council uses valuable sources of data, such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), to generate evidence to support policy analysis and program design. In 2001, the Council produced a series of reports using DHS called “Facts about Adolescents from the Demographic and Health Survey: Statistical Tables for Program Planning” that included reports for 47 countries and was the first large-scale effort to make available high-quality data about the lives of young people. Over time, an updated series using more recent DHS became essential. In 2009, the Council, with support from UNFPA, launched the series entitled The Adolescent Experience In-Depth: Using Data to Identify and Reach the Most Vulnerable Young People, also referred to as the DHS Adolescent Data Guides.
Weiner, Adam. 2011. "Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people," Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief no. 10. New York: Population Council.