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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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala: Study description, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in rural indigenous communities in Mexico, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, Fabiola Romero, and Ludivine Cicolella

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COVID-19 times: Study protocol for rapid assessment of the situation of women and children in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Creative Assets and Program Content Guide: To Build Social and Emotional Learning and Promote Trauma Mitigation and Healing, Adolescent Girl and Creativity Network

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Critical needs during Covid-19 lockdown: Job, food, cash, medicines—Who needs what?, Population Council Institute

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Masuma Billah, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Md. Saddam Hossain, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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Dataset: 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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Dataset—Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home versus in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset—The health, economic, and social effect of COVID-19 and its response on gender and sex: A literature review, Hannah Briggs and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: Tracking COVID-19 data reporting and analysis in the United States, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, Mingqi Song, and Saleh Abbas

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Demand for and access to family planning services among young married women during COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Demographic, nutritional, social and environmental predictors of learning skills and depression in 20,000 Indian adolescents: Findings from the UDAYA survey, Samuel Scott, Anjali Pant, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Sachin Shinde, and Purnima Menon

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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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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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Domestic work, sexual abuse, and exploitation in Tanzania, James K. Matheka, Elizabeth Shayo, and Annabel Erulkar

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Do you know? A resilience challenge game for Native American girls, Kelly Hallman, Kassel Franco Garibay, Stephanie Martinez, and Lisa Polen

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Editorial to the special issue on environment and population dynamics in South Asia, Sangram Kishor Patel

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Education and sexually transmitted infections among Malawian adolescents / Niveau d'instruction et infections sexuellement transmissibles chez les adolescent(e)s au Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of medical abortion at home versus in the clinic: A systematic review and meta-analysis in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home vs. in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Effect of exposure to PM10 on child health: Evidence based on a large-scale survey from 184 cities in India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Monika Walia, Wiliam Robert Avis, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Effects of COVID-19 on livelihood, employment, and financial resources, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Effects of COVID-19 on nutrition in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Encuesta de conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas del COVID-19: Informantes clave en 10 municipios con población indígena de Guatemala, Population Council

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Evidence review: Promoting adolescent girls' health and well-being in low-resource settings in the era of COVID-19, Sarah Blake, Miriam Temin, and Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) Evidence Subcommittee

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Examining the relationship between physical and sexual violence and psychosocial health in young people living with HIV in rural South Africa, Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Danielle Giovenco, Rhian Twine, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Nicole Haberland, and Audrey Pettifor

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Experiences among adults and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic from four locations across 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, John Wanyungu, and Corinne White

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Exploring the overlap: Women Now’s feminist humanitarian support and the Community of Practice, Judith Bruce and Aisha Dennis

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Gender integration in social and behavior change, Debora B. Freitas Lopez, Sanyukta Mathur, Haley Brightman, Kathryn Berryman, and Kamden Hoffmann

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Gender integration in social and behavior change: What does it take?, University Research Co. and Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Gender specific differences in COVID-19 knowledge, behavior and health effects among adolescents and young adults in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India, Jessie Pinchoff, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, Shilpi Rampal, Rajib Acharya, and Thoai Ngo

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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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Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, Spencer L. James, Chris D. Castle, Zachary V. Dingels, Jack T. Fox, Erin B. Hamilton, Zichen Liu, Nicholas L.S. Roberts, Dillon O. Sylte, Nathaniel J. Henry, Kate E. LeGrand, More than 300 other international researchers, and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19—Perspectivas de 144 informantes clave en 10 municipios con mayoría de población indígena. Resultados de la segunda ronda de recolección de datos, 21–26 julio de 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities. Results from the second round of data collection, July 21–26, 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala indigenous municipalities: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, Population Council

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How are key demographic indicators related to COVID-19 reported in the United States: A data review protocol—Study description, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, and Mingqi Song

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Ideal age at first birth and associated factors among young adults in greater New York City: Findings from the social position and family formation study, Andrea J. Melnikas and Diana Romero

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Improving Evidence on Women's Groups: A proposed typology and reporting checklist, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, Leigh Anderson, Bidisha Barooah, Tabitha Mulyampiti, Ekwaro Obuku, Audrey Prost, and Howard White

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Improving reproductive health and family planning outcomes among out-of-school adolescents and youth in the Philippines, Breakthrough RESEARCH and De La Salle University

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Incidence of treatment for postabortion complications in India, 2015, Susheela Singh, Rubina Hussain, Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya, Melissa Stillman, and Ann M. Moore

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Income inequality and individual health status: Evidence from India, Sohini Paul

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Inequality in the utilisation of maternal healthcare services: Evidence from Indian states, Sohini Paul

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Informing social and behavior change programs: Using social listening and social monitoring, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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In-person research during COVID-19: Considerations and a call to action, Corinne White, Thoai Ngo, and Paul C. Hewett

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Intra-grade variability in educational and psychosocial competencies of school going adolescent girls, in the coastal region of Kenya: Implications for school based interventions, Beth Kangwana, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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Investing in women's groups: A portfolio evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's investments in South Asia and Africa, C.L. Anderson, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Garima Siwach, A. Meysonnat, R. Gupta, N. Haroon, M. Howlett, N. Kolla, A. Sidhu, Sohini Paul, Yulia Belyakova, and R.S. Singh

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Program brief, Population Council

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Research Brief and Baseline Highlights, Sigma Ainul, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Responses from second round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 Perceptions, Prevention Practices, and Impact—Responses from third round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 perceptions, stigma and impact—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: Gender effects of COVID-19—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kilifi, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kilifi, Kenya, Population Council

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Kisumu, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kisumu, Kenya, Population Council

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Lessons learned for social and behavior change programming from the USAID Zika response, Martha Silva, Julia Fleckman, Jeni Stolow, Kendra LeSar, Kamden Hoffmann, and Paul C. Hewett

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Lives not worth saving, Zeba Sathar

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Low perceived risk: A challenge to adoption of preventive behaviors for COVID-19?, Population Council Institute

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Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17, Local Burden of Disease WaSH Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17, Local Burden of Disease Diarrhoea Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017, LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Measuring empowerment among adolescent girls in the context of intervention, Population Council

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México: Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionadas con COVID-19, Population Council

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Mexico: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices, Population Council

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Midline report: Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Masuma Billah, Eashita Haque, Surojit Kundu, Md. Saddam Hossain, Momoe Makino, and Sajeda Amin

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Migration and COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Population Council Institute

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Municipios indígenas de Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19 resultados de la segunda ronda de recopilación de datos, 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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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Round 2, Population Council

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Nairobi informal settlements: COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Round 3, Population Council

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Opinion: Ensure access to high-quality abortion care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelly Blanchard and Thoai Ngo

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Orientation des programmes pour le changement social et de comportement à travers l'écoute sociale et le suivi social, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Pneumonia-related ideations, care-seeking, and treatment behaviors among children under 2 years with pneumonia symptoms in northwestern Nigeria, Udochisom Anaba, Paul Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, and Emily White Johansson

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Pneumonia‐related ideations, care‐seeking, and treatment behaviors among children under 2 years with pneumonia symptoms in northwestern Nigeria, Udochisom Anaba, Paul L. Hutchinson, Dele Abegunde, and Emily White Johansson

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Población, Riesgos Ambientales y Cambio Climático (PERCC), Population Council

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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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Population, development, and policy, John Bongaarts, Michele Gragnolati, S. Amer Ahmed, and Jamaica Corker

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Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC), Population Council

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Population scenarios for U.S. states consistent with Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, Leiwen Jiang, Brian C. O'Neill, Hamidreza Zoraghein, and Steve Dahlke

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Pre-pandemic influences on Kenyan girls' transitions to adulthood during COVID-19, Meghan Bellerose, Maryama Diaw, Jessie Pinchoff, Beth Kangwana, and Karen Austrian

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Preprint—COVID-19 related knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs of households in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, Karen Austrian, Jessie Pinchoff, James B. Tidwell, Corinne White, Timothy Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Rhoune Ochako, John Wanyungu, Eva Muluve, Faith Mbushi, Daniel Mwanga, Mercy Nzioki, and Thoai Ngo

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Preprint—Migrants in transit and asylum seekers in Mexico: An epidemiological analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ietza Bojorquez, Cesar Infante, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, and Chiara Santoro

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Preprint—The impact of COVID-19 control measures on social contacts and transmission in Kenyan informal settlements, Matthew Quaife, Kevin van Zandvoort, Amy Gimma, Kashvi Shah, Nicky McCreesh, Kiesha Prem, Edwine Barasa, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Jessie Pinchoff, LSHTM Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease COVID-19 working group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

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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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Proximal and contextual correlates of childhood stunting in India: A geo-spatial analysis, Ashish Kumar Gupta and K.G. Santhya

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Rainfall shocks, cognitive development and educational attainment among adolescents in a drought-prone region in Kenya, Laura Nübler, Karen Austrian, John A. Maluccio, and Jessie Pinchoff

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Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response: Study description, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo

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Reclaiming matrilineal traditions and building Girl Societies in indigenous Montana, Kelly Hallman, Eva Roca, and Stephanie Martinez

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Reclamation: Returning to matrilineal traditions, building a new generation of indigenous Girl Societies, Kelly Hallman, Stephanie Martinez, Lisa Polen, and Angel del Valle

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Reduced food and diet quality, and need for nutrition services during COVID-19: Findings from surveys in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Rajib Acharya

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Returning home: Effects of COVID-19 on migrant households in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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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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Self-help groups: A potential pivot of Bihar's response to COVID-19, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Sexual and gender minority adolescents must be prioritised during the global COVID-19 public health response, Jessica DeMulder, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, and Hussain Zaidi

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SHGs and Covid-19: Challenges, engagement, and opportunities for India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Garima Siwach, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, Sohini Paul, Yulia Belyakova, and Chinmaya Holla