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 2018

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GirlsRead! Zambia: DREAMS Innovation Challenge, Population Council

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Global warming policy: Is population left out in the cold?, John Bongaarts and Brian C. O'Neill

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Guía de participación política adolescente para la movilización e incidencia política a nivel municipal, Population Council

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How presentation of drug detection results changed reports of product adherence in South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Petina Musara, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Nyaradzo M. Mgodi, Kubashini Woeber, Carolyne Akello, Miriam Hartmann, Helen Cheng, Lisa Levy, Ariana Katz, Cynthia I. Grossman, Zvavahera M. Chirenje, Ariane van der Straten, Barbara Mensch, and Microbicide Trials Network-003D Study Team

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Indigenous Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Network (IMAGEN): Adapting the Girl Roster™ for Lakota communities, Kelly Hallman and Stephanie Martinez

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Insights and evidence gaps in girl-centered programming: A systematic review, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, and Martha Brady

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Las uniones infantiles forzadas: de la reforma legal a la disrupción social—Investigación formativa en cinco comunidades en Chisec Alta Verapaz, Paola Broll and Cecilia Garcés

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Marriage and sexual and reproductive health of Rohingya adolescents and youth in Bangladesh: A qualitative study, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Joseph Falcone

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Married adolescents and family planning in rural Ethiopia: Understanding barriers and opportunities, Helen Ketema and Annabel Erulkar

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Maternal health services utilisation: Has the rich-poor gap declined?, Sohini Paul

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Measuring gender equality in education: Lessons from trends in 43 countries, Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, and Barbara Mensch

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Migration and child domestic work: Evidence from Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Mothers' education and girls' achievement in Kibera: The link with self-efficacy, Benta Abuya, Joyce Mumah, Karen Austrian, Maurice Mutisya, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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Multidimensional poverty in mountainous regions: Shan and Chin in Myanmar, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, Golam Rasul, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Dhrupad Choudhury, Sabarnee Tuladhar, and E. Valdemar Holmgren

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NISITU (Nisikilize Tujengane): Listen to Me, Let’s Grow Together, Population Council

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Pedaleando hacia el futuro: Una oportunidad para incrementar y mantener la asistencia escolar de niñas adolescentes encomunidades indígeneas del árearural en Guatemala, Paola Broll

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Pedaling toward the future: Increasing and maintaining the school attendance of adolescent girls in indigenous communities of rural Guatemala, Paola Broll

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Preventing violence against women and girls in Bihar: Challenges for implementation and evaluation, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

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Program Modalidades Flexibles: Integrated Curriculum Guide—Primer semestre, Population Council

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Program Modalidades Flexibles: Integrated Curriculum Guide—Segundo semestre, Population Council

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Reading and numeracy skills after school leaving in southern Malawi: A longitudinal analysis, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Monica J. Grant, Christine A. Kelly, and Paul C. Hewett

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Skill retention after school-leaving: Analysis of data from the Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Barbara Mensch, Stephanie Psaki, Monica J. Grant, Christine A. Kelly, and Paul C. Hewett

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Skills-building programs to reduce child marriage in Bangladesh: A randomized controlled trial, Sajeda Amin, Jyotirmoy Saha, and Johana Ahmed

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: Gender and modes of transmission, Suzanne Petroni and Thoai Ngo

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Trabajando en incidencia política hacia una mejor vida para las niñas, jóvenes y mujeres en mi comunidad, Population Council

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Understanding urbanization: A study of census and satellite-derived urban classes in the United States, 1990–2010, Deborah Balk, Stefan Leyk, Bryan Jones, Mark R. Montgomery, and Anastasia Clark

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Validation studies for population-based intervention coverage indicators: Design, analysis, and interpretation, Melinda K. Munos, Ann K. Blanc, Emily D. Carter, Thomas P. Eisele, Steve Gesuale, Joanne Katz, Tanya Marchant, Cynthia K. Stanton, Harry Campbell, and Improving Coverage Measurement Group

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What works to improve outcomes for Kenya's adolescent girls?, Population Council

Submissions from 2017

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Acceptability and effectiveness of helpline services: Perspectives of women in distress and service providers—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Achieving the optimal vaginal state: Using vaginal products and study gels in Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, Zoe Duby, Barbara Mensch, Miriam Hartmann, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Imelda Mahaka, Linda-Gail Bekker, and Ariane van der Straten

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Activity spotlight: Zika prevention, Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Adapting the safe spaces model in rural settings, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP): Evaluation—Round 4 update, Karen Austrian, Paul C. Hewett, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Jean Digitale

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Financial Education Audio Training Script, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya: Health and Life Skills Audio Training Script, Wajir, Population Council

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, Sapna Desai

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) in Uttar Pradesh, Sapna Desai

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Adolescent health: Priorities and opportunities for Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) in Uttar Pradesh [Hindi], Sapna Desai

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Associations between violence in school and at home and education outcomes in rural Malawi: A longitudinal analysis, Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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Campaña del Lazo Blanco: sesiones de diálogo para su promoción, Population Council

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Characteristics of married adolescent girls in Egypt [Arabic], Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, May Gadallah, and Doaa Oraby

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Cluster randomized evaluation of Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP): Study protocol, Paul C. Hewett, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Fiammetta Bozzani, and Natalie Jackson Hachonda

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Construyendo Activos Protectores en Niñas Adolescentes: Una Colección de Herramientas para el Diseño de Programas, Population Council

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Correlates of contraceptive use and health facility choice among young women in Malawi, Jean Digitale, Stephanie Psaki, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Barbara Mensch

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Dataset: Evidence for causal links between education and maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria: A systematic review (materials), Stephanie Psaki, Barbara Mensch, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Erica Chuang

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Dataset: Survey of Young People in Egypt, Population Council

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Dataset: The economic returns to investing in girls, Thoai Ngo, Erica Chuang, and Kelly Hallman

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Dataset: UDAYA, Adolescent Survey, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, 2015–16, Population Council

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Empowering women and addressing marital violence through self-help groups: Evidence from rural Bihar—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Empowering women and addressing violence against them through self-help groups (SHGs), Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, Rajib Acharya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Neelanjana Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, Shilpi Rampal, Sharmistha Basu, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, and Sandeep Ojha

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Enabling adolescent boys to adopt attitudes that espouse gender equality and oppose violence against women and girls: Evidence from rural Bihar—Policy brief, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

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Ensuring adolescents in Bihar stay—and learn—in school, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey, and Ashish Kumar Gupta

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Ensuring adolescents in Uttar Pradesh stay—and learn—in school, Sapna Desai and Neelanjana Pandey

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Ensuring adolescents in Uttar Pradesh stay—and learn—in school [Hindi], Sapna Desai and Neelanjana Pandey

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Evaluation of a safe spaces program for girls in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

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

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Executive Summary: 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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Exploration of gender norms and socialization among early adolescents: The use of qualitative methods for the global early adolescent study, Kristin Mmari, Robert W. Blum, Rebkha Atnafou, Elisa Chilet, Sara De Meyer, Omaima El-Gibaly, Sharmistha Basu, Bamidele Bello, Beatrice Maina, and Xiayun Zuo

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Feasibility of screening and referring women experiencing marital violence by engaging frontline workers: Evidence from rural Bihar, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, Santosh Kumar Singh, A.J. Francis Zavier, Neelanjana Pandey, Rajib Acharya, Komal Saxena, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, and Sandeep Ojha

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Feasibility of screening and referring women experiencing marital violence by engaging frontline workers: Evidence from rural Bihar—Policy brief, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Girls Creating Opportunities for a Brighter Tomorrow: Integrated Curriculum Guide (8 to 17 years old)—Two-year cycle (adapted for Belize), Cecilia Garcés and Paola Broll

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Guía Curricular de Abriendo Oportunidades: Para niños de 8 a 12 años, Population Council

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Herramientas para la formación y el acompañamiento a mentoras del programa Abriendo Oportunidades®, Cecilia Garcés and Alejandra Munguia

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Identifying inequities in maternal and child health through risk stratification to inform health systems strengthening in Northern Togo, Katharine McCarthy, Sandra Braganza, Kevin Fiori, Christophe Gbeleou, Vivien Kpakpo, Andrew Lopez, Jennifer Schechter, Alicia Singham Goodwin, and Heidi E. Jones

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Indigenous Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Network (IMAGEN), Kelly Hallman and Stephanie Martinez

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Learning to be gendered: Gender socialization in early adolescence among urban poor in Delhi, India, and Shanghai, China, Sharmistha Basu, Xiayun Zuo, Chaohua Lou, Rajib Acharya, and Rebecka Lundgren

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Marching to a different drummer: A cross-cultural comparison of young adolescents who challenge gender norms, Chunyan Yu, Xiayun Zuo, Robert W. Blum, Deborah L. Tolman, Anna Kagesten, Kristin Mmari, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Qiguo Lian, and Chaohua Lou

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Married adolescent girls in rural Assiut and Souhag: Limited choices and unfulfilled reproductive health needs, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Doaa Oraby, Omaima El-Gibaly, Manal Darwish, Mirette Aziz, Amira Elgazzar, and Heba Mahmoud

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Measuring gender equality in education: Lessons from 43 countries, Stephanie Psaki, Katharine McCarthy, and Barbara Mensch

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Misreporting of product adherence in the MTN-003/VOICE trial for HIV prevention in Africa: Participants’ explanations for dishonesty, Elizabeth T. Montgomery, Barbara Mensch, Petina Musara, Miriam Hartmann, Kubashini Woeber, Juliane Etima, and Ariane van der Straten

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Modifying behaviours and notions of masculinity: Effect of a programme led by locally elected representatives, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, A.J. Francis Zavier, K.G. Santhya, Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Komal Saxena, Aparajita Gogoi, Madhu Joshi, and Sandeep Ojha

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More Than Brides Alliance: Baseline report, India, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Sajeda Amin

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More Than Brides Alliance: Baseline report, Malawi, Christine A. Kelly, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sajeda Amin, James Mkandawire, and Hamza Daud

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More Than Brides Alliance: Baseline report, Mali, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sajeda Amin, Sarah Engebretsen, and Mouhamadou Gueye

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More Than Brides Alliance: Baseline report, Niger, Grace Saul, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sajeda Amin, Sarah Engebretsen, Aissa Diarra, and Chaibou Saadou

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More Than Brides Alliance (MTBA): Mariage n’est pas un jeu d’enfat, Rapport de référence Mali, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sajeda Amin, Sarah Engebretsen, and Mouhamadou Gueye

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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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Multidimensional poverty and catastrophic health spending in the mountainous regions of Myanmar, Nepal and India, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, Nand Kishor Agrawal, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Dhrupad Choudhury, Sabarnee Tuladhar, and E. Valdemar Holmgren

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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