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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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

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on married adolescents, Population Council

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BALIKA fact sheet: Highlight on schooling, Population Council

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Behavior change pathways to voluntary medical male circumcision: Narrative interviews with circumcision clients in Zambia, Jessica Price, Lyson Phiri, Drosin Mulenga, Paul C. Hewett, Stephanie M. Topp, Nicholas Shiliya, and Karin Hatzold

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Building evidence on effective programs to delay marriage and support married girls in Africa, Population Council

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Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Building the assets to thrive: Addressing the HIV-related vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in Ethiopia—Policy Brief, Population Council

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Can economic assets increase girls' risk of sexual harassment? Evaluation results from a social, health and economic asset-building intervention for vulnerable adolescent girls in Uganda, Karen Austrian and Eunice N. Muthengi

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Challenges in measuring the sequencing of life events among adolescents in Malawi: A cautionary note, Barbara Mensch, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A. Kelly, Paul C. Hewett, and Monica J. Grant

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Community-level correlates of physical violence against unmarried female adolescents in Bangladesh, Kristin VanderEnde, Sajeda Amin, and Ruchira Tabassum Naved

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Enhancing livelihood opportunities for young women in rural Upper Egypt: The Neqdar Nesharek Program, Nada Ramadan, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Khaled El Sayed, and Rania Roushdy

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Evaluation of a reproductive health program to support married adolescent girls in rural Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Tigest Tamrat

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Evaluation of health and education impacts of a girls’ safe spaces program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

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Excess risk of maternal mortality in adolescent mothers, Ann K. Blanc

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From evidence to action: Results from the 2013 baseline survey for the BALIKA project, Sajeda Amin, Sigma Ainul, Farhana Akter, Mohammad Masudul Alam, Md. Irfan Hossain, Johana Ahmed, and Ubaidur Rob

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Health + Equality + School Engagement: Scenarios USA reinvents sex education, Rafael Mazin and Andrea Lynch

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Highlights from the UNICEF Adolescent Development and Participation baseline study, Sajeda Amin, Ashish Bajracharya, Michelle Chau, and Mahesh Puri

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HIV risk perceptions, the transition to marriage, and divorce in southern Malawi, Monica J. Grant and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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How adolescents perceive their communities: A qualitative study that explored the relationship between health and the physical environment, Kristin Mmari, Hannah Lantos, Heena Brahmbhatt, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Chaohua Lou, Rajib Acharya, and Adesola Sangowawa

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Kalkidan (‘Promise’) preventing marital transmission of HIV in urban Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Hanan Nourhussein

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Measuring socioeconomic status in multicountry studies: Results from the eight-country MAL-ED study, Stephanie Psaki, Jessica Seidman, Mark Miller, Michael Gottlieb, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Tahmeed Ahmed, AM Shamsir Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Sushil M. John, Gagandeep Kang, Margaret Kosek, Aldo Lima, Prakash Shrestha, Erling Svensen, William Checkley, and MAL-ED Network Investigators

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Non-consensual sex within pre-marital relationships: Experiences of young women in India, K.G. Santhya and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Nutrition education curriculum for the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), Population Council

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Promoting parent-child interaction and communication for healthy development of adolescents: Lessons from a pilot project in rural Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, K.G. Santhya, Santosh Kumar Singh, Rajib Acharya, Aparajita Gogoi, and Vinita Nathani

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Provision of adolescent reproductive and sexual health services in India: Provider perspectives, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, Santosh Kumar Singh, Shilpi Rampal, and Komal Saxena

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Respondent-driven sampling for an adolescent health study in vulnerable urban settings: A multi-country study, Michele R. Decker, Beth Marshall, Mark R. Emerson, Amanda Kalamar, Laura Covarrubias, Nan Marie Astone, Ziliang Wang, Gao Ersheng, Lawrence Mashimbye, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Rajib Acharya, Adesola Olumide, Oladosu Ojengbede, Robert W. Blum, and Freya Sonenstein

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Supporting girls in their transition to secondary education: An exploratory study of the family, school and community environments of adolescent girls in Gujarat, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, Rajib Acharya, and Neeta Shah

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The impact of family planning programs on unmet need and demand for contraception, John Bongaarts

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Trafficking of minor girls for commercial sexual exploitation in India: A synthesis of available evidence, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Sharmistha Basu

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Trends in causes of death in low-mortality countries: Implications for mortality projections, John Bongaarts