Through its research on adolescents and young people, the Population Council carries forward a global agenda to transform the lives of adolescents, especially girls. The agenda is more relevant than ever as adolescents face social, health, and economic challenges that have been further compounded by the Covid pandemic.

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Submissions from 2020

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Support clubs for children and youth in Haiti living with HIV: A case study, Susan Settergren, Robert Philippe, Joanne St. Louis, Nathaniel Segaren, Sylvie Boisson, Tessa Lewis, Olbeg Désinor, and Kesner François

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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 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 use of case advocates to manage child survivors of sexual violence in public health facilities in Kenya: A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of child survivors, care givers and health care providers, Lina Digolo, Carol Ajema, Millicent Kiruki, Maryline Mireku, Ronald Kotut, and Chi-Chi Undie

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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 local variation in how female genital mutilation/cutting declines, changes, or persists: Analysis of household survey data for Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal, Population Reference Bureau

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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, Ricardo Regules-García, Lina López, Nicole Haberland, Thoai Ngo, and Ana Cristina Gómez Ugarte Valerio

Webinar—Adaptations in Crisis: Stress Testing our Intentional Design Model for Girls' Programs, Annabel Erulkar, Rima Mourtada, Sajeda Amin, Alexandra Machado, Katia Almeida, Angel del Valle, and Kelly Hallman

Webinar—A Look at Subnational Variations for Effective Girl-Centered Programming, Judith Bruce, Sarah Green, Sophie Soares, Eva Roca, and Christina Misunas

Webinar: Girl Societies in Indian Country Update, IMAGEN

Webinar: Strengthening the Circle for Native American Girls During COVID-19, IMAGEN

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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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What are adolescent girls' and young women's pregnancy experiences, fertility desires, and HIV-related risk behaviors? Findings from DREAMS implementation science research in Zambia, Population Council

Submissions from 2019

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

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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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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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Cell phone counseling improves retention of mothers with HIV infection in care and infant HIV testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A randomized controlled study, Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James K. Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal Jyoti Singh, Nancy Reynolds, and Sam Kalibala

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Child marriage in Ghana: Evidence from a multi-method study, Babatunde A.O. Ahonsi, Kamil Fuseini, Dela Nai, Erika Goldson, Selina Owusu, Ismail Ndifuna, Icilda Humes, and Placide Tapsoba

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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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Comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents in Zambia via the mobile-optimized website TuneMe: A content analysis, Erin Rogers, Kshipra Hemal, Zangose Tembo, Mulenga Mukanu, Michael Mbizvo, and Benjamin Bellows

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Dataset: Vulnerable street boys and girls in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nrupa Jani, Lung Vu, Sam Kalibala, Gebeyehu Mekonnen, and Kay Lynn

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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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Dietary adequacy among young children in India: Improvement or stagnation? An investigation from the National Family Health Survey, Nizamuddin Khan, Arupendra Mozumdar, and Supreet Kaur

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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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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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Extent of inappropriate prescription of artemisinin and anti-malarial injections to febrile outpatients, a cross-sectional analytic survey in the Greater Accra region, Ghana, Harriet Affran Bonful, Adolf Kofi Awua, Martin Adjuik, Doris Tsekpetse, Richard M. Adanu, Pricillia Awo Nortey, Augustine Ankomah, and Kwadwo Ansah Koram

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Family planning and youth in West Africa: Mass media, digital media, and social and behavior change communication strategies, Sarah Castle and Martha Silva

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FGM/C and ECM: Drawing lessons from research, Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan

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Girl-Centered Participatory Assessment Tools, Kelly Hallman

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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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Integrated care delivery for HIV prevention and treatment in adolescent girls and young women in Zambia: Protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial, Sujha Subramanian, Patrick Edwards, Sarah Roberts, Maurice Musheke, and Michael Mbizvo

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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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Meeting the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children: Learnings from Project SOAR, Project SOAR

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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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Prévention du mariage d’enfants dans la région de l’Est, Burkina Faso, Gisele Kaboré, Julien Ouedraogo, Annabel Erulkar, and Sara Chace Dwyer

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Prioritizing and targeting SBC investments in family planning for married youth in USAID priority countries [2 pages], Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Prioritizing and targeting SBC investments in family planning for married youth in USAID priority countries [4 pages], Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Prioritizing and targeting SBC investments to address adolescent pregnancy in USAID priority countries [2 pages], Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Prioritizing and targeting SBC investments to address adolescent pregnancy in USAID priority countries [4 pages], Breakthrough RESEARCH

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Proposing a conceptual framework to address social norms that influence adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Julie Pulerwitz, Robert Blum, Beniamino Cislaghi, Elizabeth Costenbader, Cynthia C. Harper, Lori L. Heise, Anjalee Kohli, and Rebecka Lundgren

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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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School re-entry and retention policies in Kenya: Homa Bay County Head Teachers Dialogue, Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, George Odwe, and Francis Obare

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Situation analysis of reproductive health of adolescents and youth in Pakistan, Iram Kamran, Rehan M. Niazi, Kiren Khan, and Faisal Abbas

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Social norms measurement: Catching up with programs and moving the field forward, Elizabeth Costenbader, Beniamino Cislaghi, Cari Jo Clark, Laura Hinson, Rachel Lenzi, Donna R. McCarraher, Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Julie Pulerwitz, Bryan Shaw, and Leigh Stefanik

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Stigma as a barrier to family planning use among married youth in Ethiopia, Aparna Jain, Hussein Ismail, Elizabeth Tobey, and Annabel Erulkar

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Strengthening capacity to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women: Supporting DREAMS programming, Project SOAR

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

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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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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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Youth Engaging for Success (YES)—Youth peer mentor in-service training: Facilitator guide, Project SOAR

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Youth Engaging for Success (YES)—Youth peer mentor in-service training: Youth peer mentor guide, Project SOAR

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Youth Engaging for Success (YES)—Youth peer mentor pre-service training: Facilitator guide, Project SOAR

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Youth Engaging for Success (YES)—Youth peer mentor pre-service training: Youth peer mentor guide, Project SOAR

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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Acceptability and stakeholders perspectives on feasibility of using trained psychologists and health workers to deliver school-based sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents in urban Accra, Ghana, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Ernest Tei Maya, Terence Adda-Balinia, Dela Kusi-Appouh, Harriet Birungi, Placide Tabsoba, and Philip Baba Adongo

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Adolescent Data Hub, Population Council GIRL Center

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Adolescent Data Hub User Guide, 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

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

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Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Endline technical report, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Paul C. Hewett, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, and Jere R. Behrman

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Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya: Midline results report, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Joyce Mumah, Beth Kangwana, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, Valsa Shah, and John A. Maluccio

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Adolescent girls’ primary school mobility and educational outcomes in urban Kenya, John A. Maluccio, Mohamed Hussein, Benta Abuya, Eva Muluve, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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

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Adolescent rights and the 'first 1,000 days' global nutrition movement: A view from Guatemala, David Flood, Anita Chary, Alejandra Colom, and Peter Rohloff

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Assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and costs of diagnosing HIV at birth in Lesotho and Rwanda, Michelle M. Gill, Heather Hoffman, Majoalane Mokone, Lynne Mofenson, Michel Tchuenche, and Steven Forsythe

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A study of employment outcomes among technical and vocational secondary education graduates in Egypt [Arabic], Salma Nasser and Ali Rashed

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A systematic review of adolescent girl program implementation in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence gaps and insights, Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, and Martha Brady

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Baseline evaluation of Project Mesha in Bihar: Factsheet results 2017-2018, Population Council

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Benchmark assessment of orphaned and vulnerable children in areas of the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) Project, Michael Mbizvo, Paul C. Hewett, Nkomba Kayeyi, Lyson Phiri, Saziso N. Mulenga, Bwalya Mushiki, and Mwelwa Chibuye

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Benchmark assessment of orphaned and vulnerable children in areas of the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) Project—Brief, Michael Mbizvo and Paul C. Hewett

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Challenges to and opportunities for the adoption and routine use of early warning indicators to monitor pediatric HIV drug resistance in Kenya, Nanlesta Pilgrim, Jerry Okal, James K. Matheka, Irene Mukui, and Sam Kalibala

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Child domestic work and transitions to commercial sexual exploitation: Evidence from Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar