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 2014

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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

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UNICEF Nepal Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) baseline study: Final report, Sajeda Amin, Ashish Bajracharya, Michelle Chau, and Mahesh Puri

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Using biomarkers to assess the validity of sexual behavior reporting across interview modes among young women in Kampala, Uganda, Christine A. Kelly, Paul C. Hewett, Barbara Mensch, Johanna Rankin, Samuel L. Nsobya, Sam Kalibala, and Pamela N. Kakande

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Violence against women in South Asia: The need for the active engagement of the health sector, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, K.G. Santhya, and Rajib Acharya

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Water on an urban planet: Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure, Robert I. McDonald, Katherine Weber, Julie Padowski, Martina Florke, Christof Schneider, Pamela Green, Thomas Gleeson, Stephanie Eckman, Bernhard Lehner, Deborah Balk, Timothy Boucher, Gunther Grill, and Mark R. Montgomery

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Women's autonomy and experience of physical violence within marriage in rural India, Shagun Sabarwal, K.G. Santhya, and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

Submissions from 2013

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Breaking the silence: Learning about youth sexual and reproductive health in Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Sally Saher, and Nora El Nawawi

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Breaking the silence: Learning about youth sexual and reproductive health in Egypt [Arabic], Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Sally Saher, and Nora El Nawawi

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Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan, Zeba Sathar, Rabbi Royan, and John Bongaarts

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Comprendre la vie des adolescentes avant et après la migration: Enquête réalisée sur les sites d'origine auprès d'anciennes filles migrantes employées comme aide-ménagères, Gisele Kaboré

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Conception, mise en oeuvre et évaluation d'une intervention factuelle ciblée au profit d'un sous-groupe de filles vulnérables : Étude de cas du programme pilote Filles éveillées pour adolescentes migrantes employées de maison au Burkina Faso urbain, Sarah Engebretsen

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Designing, implementing, and evaluating a targeted, evidence-based intervention for a vulnerable subgroup of girls: A case study of the Filles Éveillées ("Girls Awakened") pilot program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service in urban Burkina Faso, Sarah Engebretsen

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Étude de suivi des adolescentes migrantes employées de maison ayant participé à la première cohorte du programme Filles éveillées, Sarah Engebretsen

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Évaluation de Filles éveillées : Programme pilote pour adolescentes migrantes employées de maison, Sarah Engebretsen

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Evaluation of Filles Eveillees ("Girls Awakened"): A pilot program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service, Sarah Engebretsen

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

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Financial inclusion of female garment workers, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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Follow-up study of migrant adolescent girls in domestic service who participated in the first cohort of the Filles Éveillées ("Girls Awakened") program, Sarah Engebretsen

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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, Miriam Temin, Mark R. Montgomery, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kathryn M. Barker

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Growing up in rural India: An exploration into the lives of younger and older adolescents in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Iram Saeed, and Archana Sarkar

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Health and life skills curriculum for the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP), Population Council

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Kalkidan ('Promise'): Addressing marital transmission of HIV in Ethiopia, Banchiamlack Dessalegn and Annabel Erulkar

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Policy brief: Adolescent girls and migration in the developing world, Population Council

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Safe and smart savings products for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kenya and Uganda: Evaluation report, Karen Austrian and Eunice N. Muthengi

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Rwanda 2010, Population Council

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The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program: Lessons learned from the pilot test program, Karen Austrian, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Paul C. Hewett

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The adolescent girls vulnerability index: Guiding strategic investment in Uganda, Sajeda Amin, Karen Austrian, Michelle Chau, Kimberly Glazer, Eric P. Green, David Stewart, and Marie Stoner

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The contracting 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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The Ishraq Program for out-of-school girls: From pilot to scale-up, Mona Selim, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Khaled El Sayed, Asmaa Elbadawy, and Heba El Kalaawy

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The Ishraq Program for out-of-school girls: From pilot to scale-up [Arabic], Mona Selim, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Khaled El Sayed, Asmaa Elbadawy, and Heba El Kalaawy

Submissions from 2012

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Addis Birhan Wendoch ('New Light Boys'): Working with boys and young men to create healthier futures, Woldemariam Girma, Diane Rubino, Annabel Erulkar, Worku Ambelu, and Ayenechew Kerie

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A life course perspective on social protection among the working poor of Egypt, Maia Sieverding

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Baseline and endline findings of Filles Eveillées ('Girls awakened'): A pilot program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service. Cohort 1 (2011–2012), Bobo-Dioulasso, Sarah Engebretsen

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Belize coverage exercise study: Assessing the status to build a portfolio of targeted interventions for vulnerable girls, Joint UN Programme of Adolescent Girls

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Berhane Hewan ('Light for Eve'): Increasing opportunities to delay marriage and promote schooling, Annabel Erulkar and Eunice N. Muthengi

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Challenges facing the Egyptian education system: Access, quality, and inequality, Caroline Krafft

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Challenges facing the Egyptian education system: Access, quality, and inequality [Arabic], Caroline Krafft

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De la recherche à la conception programmatique et à la mise en oeuvre : Programmation à l'intention des filles des milieux ruraux d'Éthiopie—Boîte à outils du praticien, Annabel Erulkar

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Évaluation de processus : Programme Filles eveillées pour adolescentes migrantes employées de maison au Burkina Faso urbain 2012, Leah Jarvis and Gisele Kaboré

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Female disadvantage in the Egyptian labor market: A youth perspective, Maia Sieverding

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Female disadvantage in the Egyptian labor market: A youth perspective [Arabic], Maia Sieverding

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Filles Eveillées ('Girls awakened'): A pilot program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service in urban Burkina Faso, Sarah Engebretsen, Gisele Kaboré, and Leah Jarvis

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Filles Eveillées : Programme pilote pour adolescentes migrantes employées de maison au Burkina Faso urbain, Sarah Engebretsen, Gisele Kaboré, and Leah Jarvis

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Girls' leadership and mentoring, Karen Austrian

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Increasing opportunities to delay marriage and promote schooling: Results from a baseline survey in rural Tanzania, Eunice N. Muthengi and Annabel Erulkar

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Informality and labor market dynamics during economic downturns: Evidence from Egypt, Rania Roushdy and May Gadallah

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Injectable contraceptives: Perspectives and experiences of women and health care providers in India, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Is early childhood care and education a good investment for Egypt? Estimates of educational impacts, costs, and benefits, Caroline Krafft

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Is early childhood care and education a good investment for Egypt? Estimates of educational impacts, costs, and benefits [Arabic], Caroline Krafft

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La santé des adolescentes vulnérables : un investissement stratégique doublement rentable, Jennifer Catino

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La violence faite aux adolescentes : un défi fondamental à la vraie égalité, Judith Bruce

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Leadership des filles et mentoring, Karen Austrian

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Observations initiales et finales de Filles eveillées : Programme pilote de renforcement des compétences des adolescentes migrantes employées de maison. Cohorte 1 (2011–2012), Bobo-Dioulasso, Sarah Engebretsen

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Priorités pour l'éducation des adolescentes, Cynthia B. Lloyd

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Priorities for adolescent girls' education, Cynthia B. Lloyd

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Process evaluation: The Filles Eveillées ('Girls awakened') program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service in urban Burkina Faso, Leah Jarvis and Gisele Kaboré

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Providing maternal and newborn health services: Experiences of auxiliary nurse midwives in Rajasthan, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Recours aux données pour révéler et sélectionner les adolescentes les plus vulnérables, Sarah Engebretsen

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Réseaux sociaux et les capacités financières des filles employées de maison à Bobo-Dioulasso, Gisele Kaboré

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Safe and smart savings for vulnerable girls in Kenya and Uganda: The evolving model, lessons learned, and recommendations, Karen Austrian, Eunice N. Muthengi, Angela Wambugu, Dennitah Ghati, and Elizabeth Kariuki

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Setting priorities, targeting subsidies among water, sanitation, and preventive health interventions in developing countries, Dale Whittington, March Jeuland, Kate Barker, and Yvonne Yuen

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Social protection in Egypt: A policy overview, Maia Sieverding and Irene Selwaness

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The cost of reaching the most disadvantaged girls: Programmatic evidence from Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda, Jessica Sewall-Menon, Judith Bruce, Karen Austrian, Raven Brown, Jennifer Catino, Alejandra Colom, Angel del Valle, Habtamu Demele, Annabel Erulkar, Kelly Hallman, Eva Roca, and Nadia Zibani

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The health of vulnerable adolescent girls: A strategic investment for double return, Jennifer Catino

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The impact of water supply and sanitation on child health: Evidence from Egypt, Rania Roushdy, Maia Sieverding, and Hanan Radwan

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The power of girls' schooling for young women's empowerment and reproductive health, Batool Zaidi, Zeba Sathar, Minhaj ul Haque, and Fareeha Zafar

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The reproductive health of young people in Egypt, Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Noha Roushdy, and Maia Sieverding

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The reproductive health of young people in Egypt [Arabic], Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Noha Roushdy, and Maia Sieverding

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The sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in India: A review of the situation, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

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Using data to see and select the most vulnerable adolescent girls, Sarah Engebretsen

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Violence against adolescent girls: A fundamental challenge to meaningful equality, Judith Bruce

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Who is covered and who under-reports: An empirical analysis of access to social insurance on the Egyptian labor market, Rania Roushdy and Irene Selwaness