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 2016

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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

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Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE) 2014: Generating Evidence for Policies and Programs—Summary Report, Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

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Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE) 2014: Generating evidence for policy, programs, and research, Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

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Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE) 2014: Generating evidence for policy, programs, and research—Appendix, Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

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Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE) 2014: Generating evidence for policy, programs, and research [Arabic], Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

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Parent-child communication and reproductive health behaviors: A survey of adolescent girls in rural Tanzania, Eunice N. Muthengi, Abebaw Ferede, and Annabel Erulkar

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Participatory research results from training with the Mabinti Tushike Hatamu out-of-school girls program: Tanzania 2015, Kelly Hallman, Ilan Cerna-Turoff, and Neema Matee

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Reproductive health needs of married girls in Assuit and Sohag Governorates [Arabic], Population Council

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School quality and its association with agency and academic achievements in girls and boys in secondary schools: Evidence from Bihar, India, K.G. Santhya, A.J. Francis Zavier, and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Sexual and gender-based violence: Baseline findings, Population Council

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Sexual behaviors and biomarkers: Baseline findings, Population Council

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Sexuality education: Emerging trends in evidence and practice, Nicole Haberland and Deborah Rogow

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Socio-economic equity in university education in Egypt [Arabic], Magued Osman

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Statement and action agenda from the Girls in Emergencies Collaborative, Omar Robles, Judith Bruce, Holly G. Atkinson, Dale Buscher, Karen Scriven, Kristin Kim Bart, and Shelby French

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The actual cost bourne by university students in Egypt: A qualitative study [Arabic], Population Council and Ilham Fateem

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Belize 2011, Population Council and UNICEF Belize

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Tanzania 2009–2012, Population Council, Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), Zanzibar AIDS Commission (ZAC), and UNICEF Tanzania

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The case for addressing gender and power in sexuality and HIV education: A comprehensive review of evaluation studies, Nicole Haberland

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The shrinking world of girls at puberty: Violence and gender-divergent access to the public sphere among adolescents in South Africa, Kelly Hallman, Nora Kenworthy, Judith A. Diers, Nick Swan, and Bashi Devnarain

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

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Um Só Currículo: Directrizes 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 factors influencing adverse sex ratios at birth and exploring what works to achieve balance: The situation in selected districts of Nepal, Mahesh Puri and Anand Tamang

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Understanding factors influencing adverse sex ratios at birth in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Ubaidur Rob, Md. Irfan Hossain, and Forhana Rahman Noor

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Unveiling the consensus: Putting people first in Pakistan's development agenda, Government of Pakistan, UNFPA, and Population Council

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Urban adolescents needs assessment survey in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin

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Urban Adolescents' Needs Assessment Survey in Bangladesh: Summary, BIED, BRACU, and Population Council

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Urban health in low- and middle-income countries, Mark R. Montgomery

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Use of health services: Baseline findings, Population Council

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Women and HIV: Risk of HIV infection and how to prevent [Arabic], Population Council

Submissions from 2014

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Accessing adolescent friendly health clinics in India: The perspectives of adolescents and youth, K.G. Santhya, Ravi Prakash, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Santosh Kumar Singh

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and evaluation baseline technical report, Paul C. Hewett, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Christine A. Kelly, Dela Kusi-Appouh, Fiammetta Bozzani, Barbara Mensch, and Minyoi Maimbolwa

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Adolescents in Rajasthan 2012: Changing situation and needs, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and Rajib Acharya

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Adolescents' perceptions of health from disadvantaged urban communities: Findings from the WAVE study, Kristin Mmari, Robert W. Blum, Freya Sonenstein, Beth Marshall, Heena Brahmbhatt, Emily Venables, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Chaohua Lou, Gao Ersheng, Rajib Acharya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Adesola Sangowawa

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on gender and rights, Population Council

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on girls' social lives, Population Council

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on livelihoods, Population Council

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on marriage, Population Council