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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Social behavior change programming for public health emergencies: Lessons learned from the USAID Zika response in Latin America and the Caribbean, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Social dimensions of fertility behavior and consumption patterns in the Anthropocene, Scott Barrett, Aisha Dasgupta, Partha Dasgupta, W. Neil Adger, Jeroen van den Bergh, Caroline H. Bledsoe, John Bongaarts, Stephen Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Gretchen Daily, Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, Eric F. Lambin, Simon A. Levin, Karl-Göran Mäler, Rosamond L. Naylor, Karine Nyborg, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Jason Shogren, Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Brian Walker, and James Wilen

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), June 2020—Nairobi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kilifi, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Kisumu, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Responses from the first round of adolescent data collection, August 2020—Wajir, Population Council

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Social, health, education and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya: Results from adolescent surveys in Kilifi, Nairobi, Wajir, and Kisumu Counties, October 2020, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Considering adolescent girls during crises, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Gender-based violence and adolescent girls, Population Council

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SWEDD & COVID-19: Opportunities and risks for adolescent girls, Population Council

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The Adolescent Data Hub: The largest catalog of open access data on adolescents living in low and middle-income countries, Corinne White, Christina Misunas, Erica Chuang, Midanna De Almada, Stephanie Psaki, and Thoai Ngo

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The effect of education on determinants of climate change risks, Brian C. O'Neill, Leiwen Jiang, Samir KC, Regina Fuchs, Shonali Pachauri, Emily K. Laidlow, Tiantian Zhang, Wei Zhou, and Xiaolin Ren

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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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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, CMMID COVID-19 Working Group, John Edmunds, Christopher I. Jarvis, and Karen Austrian

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The impact of COVID-19 on opportunities for adolescent girls and the role of girls' groups, Hannah Briggs, Nicole Haberland, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, and Thoai Ngo

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The impact of the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) on short and long term social, economic, education and fertility outcomes: A cluster randomized controlled trial in Zambia, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Jean Digitale, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Maximillian Bweupe, and Paul C. Hewett

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The influence of schooling on the stability and mutability of gender attitudes: Findings from a longitudinal study of adolescent girls in Zambia, Sophia Chae, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, Ann M. Weber, Gary L. Darmstadt, and Thoai Ngo

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The migration intentions of young Egyptians, Amr Abdelwahed, Anne Goujon, and Leiwen Jiang

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Transitions to adulthood and the changing body mass index of adolescent girls in Zambia, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Paul C. Hewett, Kathryn Spielman, and Karen Austrian

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Trends in fertility and fertility preferences in sub-Saharan Africa: The roles of education and family planning programs, John Bongaarts

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UDAYA, Adolescent Survey, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, 2018–19, K.G. Santhya

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Understanding the resilience and mental health impacts of natural disasters in India: A narrative review, Sangram Kishor Patel, Gopal Agrawal, and Bincy Mathew

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Urbanization and health: The effects of the built environment on chronic disease risk factors among women in Tanzania, Jessie Pinchoff, Carrie W. Mills, and Deborah Balk

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U.S. state-level projections of the spatial distribution of population consistent with shared socioeconomic pathways, Hamidreza Zoraghein and Brian C. O'Neill

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Violence Outcomes in COVID-19 EPOCH Study (VOCES): A cohort study with adolescents and young adults in Mexico, Silvana Larrea, René Nevárez, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Lina López, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Christina Misunas, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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Voices of rural people: Community-level assessment of effects and resilience to natural disasters in Odisha, India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Bincy Mathew, Ankit Nanda, Biswajit Mohanty, and Niranjan Saggurti

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

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We need a pro-poor and pro-Black response to COVID-19, Thoai Ngo

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We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi's slum residents. What we found, Karen Austrian and Timothy Abuya

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What about adolescent girls? Implementation insights from a new evidence review on ‘safe space-style’ community-based girls’ groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Women's groups and COVID-19: Challenges, engagement, and opportunities, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Garima Siwach, Chinmaya Holla, Yulia Belyakova, Sohini Paul, and Roopal Jyoti Singh

Submissions from 2019

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Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh—Project brief, Population Council

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Access to facilities for women experiencing domestic violence, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

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Adolescent girls' voices on enhancing their own productivity in Pakistan: Highlights 2019, Iram Kamran, Tahira Parveen, and Rehan M. Niazi

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A review on extreme weather events and livelihood in Odisha, India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Bincy Mathew, Ankit Nanda, Sanghamitra Pati, and Hiralal Nayak

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Behavior prioritization to improve SBC (Social and Behavior Change) programming during a public health emergency: A call to action, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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

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

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

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

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Building Indigenous Girl Networks in South Dakota, Kelly Hallman and Stephanie Martinez

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Causal effects of education on sexual and reproductive health in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Stephanie Psaki, Erica Chuang, Andrea J. Melnikas, David B. Wilson, and Barbara Mensch

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Child marriages and unions in Latin America: Understanding the roles of agency and social norms, Alice Y. Taylor, Erin Murphy-Graham, Julia Van Horn, Bapu Vaitla, Angel del Valle, and Beniamino Cislaghi

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Climate change and contraception, John Bongaarts and Régine Sitruk-Ware

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Climate change and women in South Asia: A review and future policy implications, Sangram Kishor Patel, Gopal Agrawal, Bincy Mathew, Sunita Patel, Biswajit Mohanty, and Abhishek Singh

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Climate, population, and vulnerability in Pakistan: Exploring evidence of linkages for adaptation, G.M. Arif, Muhammad Riaz, Nadeem Faisal, Mohammad Jamal Khan Khattak, Zeba Sathar, Muhammad Khalil, Maqsood Sadiq, Sabahat Hussain, and Kiren Khan

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Conocimiento, actitudes y prácticas sobre el Zika: Implicancias programaticas para la prevencion del Zika en El Salvador, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Conocimiento, actitudes y prácticas sobre el Zika: Implicancias programaticas para la prevencion del Zika en Guatemala, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Conocimiento, actitudes y prácticas sobre el zika: implicancias programaticas para la prevencion del Zika en Honduras, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Conocimiento, actitudes y prácticas sobre el Zika: Implicancias programaticas para la prevencion del Zika en Republica Dominicana, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Delivering results in girls' education: How to evaluate what works, what doesn't, and what we don't know, Stephanie Psaki

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Does childrearing affect women's economic opportunities?, John Bongaarts, Ann K. Blanc, and Katharine McCarthy

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Does education improve health in low- and middle income countries? Results from a systematic review, Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, Erica Chuang, and Andrea J. Melnikas

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Drug seller provision practices and knowledge of misoprostol in Bangladesh, Kate Reiss, Katherine Keenan, Kathryn Church, Sally Dijkerman, Shahida Akter Mitu, Sadid Nuremowla, and Thoai Ngo

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Empirically based spatial projections of US population age structure consistent with the shared socioeconomic pathways, Erich Striessnig, Jing Gao, Brian C. O'Neill, and Leiwen Jiang

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Evidence-based process for prioritizing positive behaviors for promotion: Zika prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean and applicability to future health emergency responses, Jessie Pinchoff, Arianna Serino, Alice Payne Merritt, Gabrielle Hunter, Martha Silva, Priya Parikh, and Paul C. Hewett

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Evidence for causal links between education and maternal and child health: Systematic review, Barbara Mensch, Erica Chuang, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Stephanie Psaki

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Examining early marriage in India: Qualitative findings, Neelanjana Pandey, Komal Saxena, and Andrea J. Melnikas

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Exploring gender and partner communication: Theory of Planned Behavior predictors for condom use among young, urban adults in Zambia, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B. Boyer, and Thoai Ngo

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Gender norms and health: Insights from global survey data, Ann M. Weber; Beniamino Cislaghi; Valerie Meausoone; Safa Abdalla; Iván Mejía-Guevara; Pooja Loftus; Emma Hallgren; Ilana Seff; Lindsay Stark; Cesar G. Victora; Romina Buffarini; Aluisio J.D. Barros; Benjamin W. Domingue; Devika Bhushan; Ribhav Gupta; Jason M. Nagata; Holly B. Shakya; Linda Richter; Shane A. Norris; Thoai Ngo; Sophia Chae; Nicole Haberland; Katharine McCarthy; Mark R. Cullen; Gary L. Darmstadt; and Gender Equality, Norms and Health Steering Committee

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Girl-Centered Participatory Assessment Tools, Kelly Hallman

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Guidelines for costing of social and behavior change health interventions, James Rosen, Willyanne DeCormier Plosky, and Lori Bollinger

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Having a child before becoming an adult: Exploring the economic impact in a multi-country analysis, Women Deliver and Population Council

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La priorización de comportamientos para mejorar programas de cambio social y de comportamiento durante una emergencia de salud pública: un llamado a la acción, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Making the Most of Mentors: Recruitment, Training, and Support of Mentors for Adolescent Girl Programming—Toolkit, Miriam Temin and Eva Roca

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Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study Data Sets, Paul C. Hewett and Barbara Mensch

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More Than a Backdrop: Understanding the Role of Communities in Programming for Adolescent Girls—Action Guide, Sarah Blake and Miriam Temin

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More Than Brides Alliance: Midline evaluation report, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Santosh Kumar Singh, James Mkandawire, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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« More than Brides Alliance (MTBA) » : Rapport d’évaluation à mi-parcours au Mali et au Niger, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Mouhamadou Gueye, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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Opportunities and challenges for the introduction of a new female condom among young adults in urban Zambia, Katherine Gambir, Jessie Pinchoff, Olasubomi Obadeyi, and Thoai Ngo

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Population: The current state and future prospects, John Bongaarts

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PROTOCOL: Policies and interventions to remove gender‐related barriers to girls’ school participation and learning in low‐ and middle‐income countries: A systematic review of the evidence, Erica Chuang, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, and Meredith L. Kozak

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Spatio-temporal patterns of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in relation to drinking water salinity at the district level in Bangladesh from 2016 to 2018, Jessie Pinchoff, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Sharif M.I. Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud, and Charlotte E. Warren

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Support for gender stereotypes: Does madrasah education matter?, M. Niaz Asadullah, Sajeda Amin, and Nazmul Chaudhury

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The effects of adolescent childbearing on literacy and numeracy in Bangladesh, Malawi, and Zambia, Stephanie Psaki, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jyotirmoy Saha, Barbara Mensch, and Sajeda Amin

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The evaluation of the Woman's Condom marketing approach: What value did peer-led interpersonal communication add to the promotion of a new female condom in urban Lusaka?, Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B. Boyer, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Gina Smith, Namwinga Chintu, and Thoai Ngo

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The Girl Roster: A practical tool for strengthening girl-centered programming, Population Council

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The heterogeneity and change in the urban structure of metropolitan areas in the United States, 1990–2010, Stefan Leyk, Deborah Balk, Bryan Jones, Mark R. Montgomery, and Hasim Engin

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The links between women’s employment and children at home: Variations in low- and middle-income countries by world region, John Bongaarts, Ann K. Blanc, and Katharine McCarthy

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Transforming the attitudes of young men about gender roles and the acceptability of violence against women, Bihar, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, and Sandeep Ojha

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Um Só Currículo: Actividades para uma Educação Integrada em Sexualidade, Género, HIV e Direitos Humanos, International Sexuality and HIV Curriculum Working Group, Nicole Haberland, and Deborah Rogow

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Understanding the relationships between HIV and child marriage: Conclusions from an expert consultation, Suzanne Petroni, Rachel Yates, Manahil Siddiqi, Chewe Luo, Arwyn Finnie, Damilola Walker, Alice Welbourn, Catherine Langevin-Falcon, Claudia Cappa, Tia Palermo, Thoai Ngo, Sarah Baird, Jacqueline Makokha, Sagri Singh, Mandira Paul, Patience Ndlovu, Rukia Mannikko, Anita Raj, Wole Ameyan, Hendrica Okondo, and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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Unintended consequences of mHealth interactive voice messages promoting contraceptive use after menstrual regulation in Bangladesh: Intimate partner violence results from a randomized controlled trial, Kate Reiss, Kathryn L. Andersen, Erin Pearson, Kamal Biswas, Fahmida Taleb, Thoai Ngo, Altaf Hossain, Sharmani Barnard, Christopher Smith, James Carpenter, Jamie Menzel, Katharine Footman, Katherine Keenan, Megan Douthwaite, Reena Yasmin, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Tanzila Tabbassum, Manuela Colombini, Loraine Bacchus, and Kathryn Church

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Universalisation versus targeting in maternal and child health care provisioning: Evidence from India, Sohini Paul, Sourabh Paul, and K.S. James

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Urbanization in India: Population and urban classification grids for 2011, Deborah Balk, Mark R. Montgomery, Hasim Engin, Natalie Lin, Elizabeth Major, and Bryan Jones

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Valoriser le potentiel des mentores : recrutement, formation et soutien des mentores pour des programmes dédiés aux adolescentes, Miriam Temin and Eva Roca

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"When he asks for sex, you will never refuse": Transactional sex and adolescent pregnancy in Zambia, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Zoe Duby, and Paul C. Hewett

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Zika-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices: Programmatic implications for Zika prevention in El Salvador, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Zika-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices: Programmatic implications for Zika prevention in Guatemala, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Zika-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices: Programmatic implications for Zika prevention in Honduras, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Zika-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices: Programmatic implications for Zika prevention in the Dominican Republic, Breakthrough RESEARCH

Submissions from 2018

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Abriendo Oportunidades a la incidencia política en mi comunidad: Guía Curricular, Population Council

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Abriendo Oportunidades: Material didáctico para sesiones de trabajo, Population Council

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Accelerating action to end child marriage in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Jyotirmoy Saha, Masuma Billah, Nargis Sultana, Eashita Haque, and Surojit Kundu

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Adolescent Data Hub, Population Council GIRL Center

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Endline results—Executive summary, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Financial literacy and savings—Two-year follow-up, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Health, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Nutrition, Paul C. Hewett, Amanda L. Willig, Jean Digitale, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Jere R. Behrman, and Karen Austrian