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 2017

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More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA): Mariage n’est pas un jeu d’enfat, Rapport de référence Niger, Grace Saul, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sajeda Amin, Sarah Engebretsen, Aissa Diarra, and Chaibou Saadou

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Project brief: Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA), Population Council

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Reducing violence against women and girls in India: Lessons from the Do Kadam programme, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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School related violence, sanitation facilities at school, and menstrual hygiene management: What is the evidence for their effect on school attendance and learning, and how might population scientists advance this research agenda?, Barbara Mensch

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Sibship size and young women’s transitions to adulthood in India, K.G. Santhya and A.J. Francis Zavier

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The effect of a gender transformative life skills education and sports-coaching programme on the attitudes and practices of adolescent boys and young men in Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, K.G. Santhya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, and Sandeep Ojha

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The effect of contraception on fertility: Is sub-Saharan Africa different?, John Bongaarts

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The effects of school violence on education in Malawi, Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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The global state of evidence on interventions to prevent child marriage, Sophia Chae and Thoai Ngo

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The impact and cost of child marriage prevention in rural Burkina Faso, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, and Eva Weissman

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The impact and cost of child marriage prevention in rural Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, and Eva Weissman

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The impact and cost of child marriage prevention in rural Tanzania, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, and Eva Weissman

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The impact and cost of child marriage prevention in three African settings, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, and Eva Weissman

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The impact and cost of child marriage prevention in three African settings—Brief, Population Council

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The journey of out-of-school girls in Ethiopia: Examining migration, livelihoods, and HIV, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, and Lemi Negeri

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The Nia Project: Baseline report, Eunice N. Muthengi, Emily Farris, and Karen Austrian

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The Nia Project: Baseline survey instruments, Karen Austrian

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The Nia Project—Brief, Eunice N. Muthengi, Emily Farris, and Karen Austrian

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Training locally elected representatives to act as change agents to promote egalitarian gender norms: Lessons learned from the Do Kadam Barabari Ki Ore programme—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Trends in the age at reproductive transitions in the developing world: The role of education, John Bongaarts, Barbara Mensch, and Ann K. Blanc

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Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA): Bihar, Population Council

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Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) in Bihar, India, K.G. Santhya, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Shilpi Rampal, A.J. Francis Zavier, and Ashish Kumar Gupta

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Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) in Uttar Pradesh, India (2015–16), K.G. Santhya, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Ashish Kumar Gupta, Shilpi Rampal, Santosh Kumar Singh, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA): Uttar Pradesh, Population Council

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Why don’t urban youth in Zambia use condoms? The influence of gender and marriage on non-use of male condoms among young adults, Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B. Boyer, Namuunda Mutombo, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, and Thoai Ngo

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Youth and domestic violence [Arabic], Population Council

Submissions from 2016

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Guía Curricular Plan de Vida 2016—Cuadernillo español, Population Council

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Guía Curricular Plan de Vida 2016—Cuadernillo Q’eqchi, Population Council

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Abriendo Oportunidades para alcanzar mi plan de vida: Programa de 5 meses—14 a 18 años, Cecilia Garcés and Paola Broll

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Abriendo Oportunidades para alcanzar mi plan de vida: Programa de 5 meses—8 a 13 años, Cecilia Garcés

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Sesión—Mi plan de vida, Population Council

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Addressing adolescent girls' vulnerability to HIV/AIDS: Lessons from the Meri Life Meri Choice project, Sunil Mehra, Rajesh R. Singh, Vandana Nair, K.G. Santhya, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Addressing child marriage and adolescent pregnancy as barriers to gender parity and equality in education, Stephanie Psaki

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Mid-term findings—Brief, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Savings account, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme in Zambia: Qualitative evaluation report, Zoe Duby, Chipo Natasha Zulu, and Karen Austrian

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and evaluation mid-term technical report, Karen Austrian, Paul C. Hewett, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Fiammetta Bozzani, Jere R. Behrman, and Jean Digitale

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and evaluation mid-term technical report—Executive Summary, Karen Austrian, Paul C. Hewett, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Fiammetta Bozzani, Jere R. Behrman, and Jean Digitale

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Qualitative report, Eunice N. Muthengi, Karen Austrian, Amanda Landrian, Benta Abuya, Joyce Mumah, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Boîte à Outils: Renforcement des Compétences, Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Girls' Protective Assets: A Collection of Tools for Program Design, Population Council

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Delaying child marriage through community-based skills-development programs for girls: Results from a randomized controlled study in rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Johana Ahmed, Jyotirmoy Saha, Md. Irfan Hossain, and Eashita Haque

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Développer les Compétences de Protection des Filles: Ensemble d’Outils pour la Conception d’un Programme, Population Council

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Effects of the PRACHAR project's reproductive health training programme for adolescents: Findings from a longitudinal study, Neelanjana Pandey, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, Santosh Kumar Singh, and Mahesh Srinivas

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Engaging parents to promote girls' transition to secondary education: Evidence from a cluster randomised trial in rural Gujarat, India, K.G. Santhya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Pallavi Patel, and Neeta Shah

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Filling the gender data gap, Miriam Temin and Eva Roca

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Girl Empower Intervention Baseline Survey, Kelly Hallman, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Berk Ozler, Juliette Seban, Erica Kuhlik, Cooper Alton, Joseph Kamara, and Sarah Goodman

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'Her future is marriage': Young people's attitudes towards gender roles and the gender gap in Egypt, Maia Sieverding and Rasha Hassan

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Improved water and child health in Egypt: Impact of interrupted water supply and storage of household water on the prevalence of diarrhoea, Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

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Intimate partner violence perpetration among adolescent males in disadvantaged neighborhoods globally, Sarah M. Peitzmeier, Anna Kagesten, Rajib Acharya, Yan Cheng, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Adesola Olumide, Robert Wm. Blum, Freya Sonenstein, and Michele R. Decker

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Invertir cuando vale la pena: Revisión de las evidencias para trazar un rumbo de investigación y acción para adolescentes muy jóvenes, Katharine McCarthy, Martha Brady, and Kelly Hallman

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Investing When It Counts: Reviewing the Evidence and Charting a Course of Research and Action for Very Young Adolescents, Katharine McCarthy, Martha Brady, and Kelly Hallman

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Investir quand cela compte: Passer en revue les preuves et établir un plan de recherche et d’action pour les très jeunes adolescents, Katharine McCarthy, Martha Brady, and Kelly Hallman

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Is working risky or protective for married adolescent girls in urban slums in Kenya? Understanding the association between working status, savings and intimate-partner violence, Eunice N. Muthengi, Tabither Gitau, and Karen Austrian

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Lessons in cross-cultural measurement of depressive symptoms: Findings from a mixed-methods study in Ghana, Stephanie Psaki and Michelle J. Hindin

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Methodology: Reaching the most vulnerable adolescent girls, Population Council

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Performance of Kalon herpes simplex virus 2 assay using dried blood spots among young women in Uganda, Samuel L. Nsobya, Paul C. Hewett, Sam Kalibala, and Barbara Mensch

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Reporting of adherence in the VOICE trial: Did disclosure of product nonuse increase at the termination visit?, Barbara Mensch, Elizabeth R. Brown, Karen Liu, Jeanne Marrazzo, Zvavahera M. Chirenje, Kailazarid Gomez, Jeanna Piper, Karen Patterson, and Ariane van der Straten

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Slow down population growth, John Bongaarts

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South–south mobility: Economic and health vulnerabilities of Bangladeshi and Nepalese migrants to India, Lopamudra Saraswati, Avina Sarna, Ubaidur Rob, Mahesh Puri, Roopal Jyoti Singh, Vartika Sharma, and Amitabh Kundu

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The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K): Study protocol, Karen Austrian, Eunice N. Muthengi, Joyce Mumah, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Caroline W. Kabiru, Benta Abuya, and John A. Maluccio

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Towards effective youth participation, Magued Osman and Hanan Girgis

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Towards effective youth participation [Arabic], Magued Osman and Hanan Girgis

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Understanding HIV-related vulnerabilities and stigma among Egyptian youth, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, Sally Saher, and Sarah Ismail

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Urban migration of adolescent girls: Quantitative results from developing countries, Mark R. Montgomery, Deborah Balk, Zhen Liu, Siddharth Agarwal, Eleri Jones, and Susana Adamo

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Women’s perceptions and misperceptions of male circumcision: A mixed methods study in Zambia, Nicole Haberland, Christine A. Kelly, Drosin Mulenga, Barbara Mensch, and Paul C. Hewett

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Youth in Pakistan: Priorities, realities and policy responses, Zeba Sathar, Iram Kamran, Maqsood Sadiq, and Sabahat Hussain

Submissions from 2015

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Guía Curricular Integrada 2015, Cecilia Garcés and Paola Broll

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Abriendo Oportunidades Program: Integrated Curriculum Guide (8 to 17 years old)—Two-year cycle, Cecilia Garcés and Paola Broll

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Addressing gender-biased sex selection in Haryana, India: Promising approaches, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, Sharmistha Basu, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Program overview, Population Council

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Adolescent girls, human rights and the expanding climate emergency, Holly G. Atkinson and Judith Bruce

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Baseline report, Karen Austrian, Eunice N. Muthengi, Taylor Riley, Joyce Mumah, Caroline W. Kabiru, and Benta Abuya

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Financial Education Curriculum, Kibera, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Financial Education Curriculum, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Health and Life Skills Curriculum, Kibera, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Health and Life Skills Curriculum, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Program overview, Population Council

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Africa’s slow fertility transition, John Bongaarts

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Barriers and facilitators to health behaviour change and economic activity among slum-dwelling adolescent girls and young women in Nairobi, Kenya: The role of social, health and economic assets, Karen Austrian and Althea D. Anderson

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Baseline Survey Instruments: Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya, Population Council

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards, Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Instruction Guide, Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Resource Manual, Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Contraceptive use and intentions among unmarried and married young women undergoing abortion in Bihar and Jharkhand, India, A.J. Francis Zavier and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Curriculum on adolescent-friendly health services and health voucher mechanisms: Facilitator's training manual, Population Council

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Early marriage as a risk factor for mistimed pregnancy among married adolescents in Bangladesh, Sigma Ainul and Sajeda Amin

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Education, numeracy, and literacy: Baseline findings, Population Council

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Estimating the current mean age of mothers at the birth of their first child from household surveys, John Bongaarts and Ann K. Blanc

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Evidence of son preference and resulting demographic and health outcomes in Pakistan, Zeba Sathar, Gul Rashida, Sabahat Hussain, and Anushe Hassan

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Fertility change: Quantum and tempo, John Bongaarts

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Gender-biased sex selection in India: A review of the situation and interventions to counter the practice, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Gender-biased sex selection in South Asia: The situation and promising approaches to restore balance, Population Council

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Gender equality in university education in Egypt [Arabic], Nagwa Megahed

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Global fertility and population trends, John Bongaarts

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How many more missing women? Excess female mortality and prenatal sex selection, 1970–2050, John Bongaarts and Christophe Z. Guilmoto

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iMatter: Teaching about Puberty, Gender, and Fairness, Nicole Haberland and Debbie Rogow

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Is AGEP building assets for vulnerable girls in Zambia? Preliminary research findings, Population Council

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Las adolescentes indígenas: Una prioridad de hoy para un mejor futuro nacional en el 2015, Population Council

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Modeling the fertility impact of the proximate determinants: Time for a tune-up, John Bongaarts