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Submissions from 2024

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Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya: Testing for Scale—Recommendations Report, Karen Austrian, Eva Ireri Muluve, Ruth Nanjekho, John A. Maluccio, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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Girls Deliver Workshop on the Sidelines of CSW68, Population Council

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Power, practice, and potential: Social protection and adolescent girls, GIRL Center, Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Research Collaborative, and UNICEF

Power, Practice and Potential: Social Protection and Adolescent Girls—Event on the sidelines of CSW68, GIRL Center, Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Research Collaborative, and UNICEF

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Power, Practice and Potential: Social Protection and Adolescent Girls—Slide deck, GIRL Center, Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Research Collaborative, and UNICEF

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Understanding the education profiles of eight Latin American countries, GIRL Center

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Understanding the education profiles of seven East and Southern African countries, GIRL Center

Submissions from 2023

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Adolescent education, health and wellbeing status in four counties in Kenya: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Population Council Kenya

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Adolescent girls’ agency and their labour force participation: Experimental evidence from rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin and Momoe Makino

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Advancing the Agenda in Girls’ Education Research, Benta Abuya, David Evans, Selim Gulesci, Nicole Haberland, Susannah Hares, Rabea Malik, Alessia Mortara, and Pauline Rose

AGI-K REPORT Documentary 2023, Population Council Kenya

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A glass ceiling at the playhouse? Gender gaps in public and private preschool enrollment in India, Arindam Nandi, Soham Sahoo, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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A scoping review of survey research with gender minority adolescents and youth in low and middle-income countries, Isabel Pike, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, and Thoai Ngo

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Assessing the health, social, educational and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A rapid review of the literature, Astha Ramaiya, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Rosalijn Both, Ann Gottert, Silvia Guglielmi, Sam Beckwith, Mengmeng Li, and Robert W. Blum

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COVID-19 lockdown and collective activities: Evidence from the world's largest self-help group program, Garima Siwach, Thomas de Hoop, Chinmaya Holla Udayakumar, and Sapna Desai

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Data Brief—Adolescent Economic Empowerment, Fatima Zahra

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Data Brief—Adolescent Mothers: From Cautionary Tales to Partners, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Agency, Sarah Engebretsen

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Data Brief—Gender-Based Violence in Adolescence, Nay Alhelou

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Data Brief—Girls in Humanitarian Settings, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Girls in the Digital Space, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Government Integration, Rene Nevarez

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Data Brief—Holistic Approach to Adolescent Girls' Health, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Meaningful Adolescent and Girl Engagement, Sarah Engebretsen

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Data Brief—Success Stories of Girls-led Climate Action, Their Impact on Their Communities, and Global Advocacy Movements, GIRL Center

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Data Brief—Why Education is a Feminist Issue, Meredith L. Kozak

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Determinants of school dropouts among adolescents: Evidence from a longitudinal study in India, Pradeep Kumar, Sangram Kishor Patel, Solomon Debbarma, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Effects of a single cash transfer on school re-enrollment during COVID-19 among vulnerable adolescent girls in Kenya: Randomized controlled trial, John A. Maluccio, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Eva Ireri Muluve, Faith Mbushi, and Karen Austrian

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El impacto del cambio climático en la salud: experiencias de la juventud de Bangladesh, Guatemala y Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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El impacto del cambio climático en los medios de subsistencia y en las oportunidades educativas de la juventud, Population Council and Women Deliver

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En quoi le changement climatique contribue-t-il à façonner les moyens de subsistance et les possibilités d'éducation des jeunes?, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Evaluation of Biruh Tesfa (Bright Future) for All: A program for out-of-school girls, migrants, and domestic workers in low-income Ethiopian cities, Annabel Erulkar, Eyasu Hailu, Henock Markos, Getnet Demissie, Tsegahun Tessema, and Hana Hailu

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Growth failure among children of adolescent mothers at ages 0–5 and 6–12 years in India, Arindam Nandi, Fatima Zahra, Karen Austrian, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

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How climate change is shaping young people’s livelihoods and educational opportunities, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Implementing interventions to address gender and power inequalities in early adolescence: Utilizing a theory of change to assess conditions for success, Kristin Mmari, Jennifer Gayles, Rebecka Lundgren, Katherine Barker, Karen Austrian, Ruti G. Levtov, Jane Kato-Wallace, Miranda van Reeuwijk, Lisa Richardson, Jakevia Green, Anna E. Kågestan, and Astha Ramaiya

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Les effets du changement climatique sur la santé : expériences vécues par des jeunes du Bangladesh, du Guatemala et du Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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Mentoring in group-based adolescent girl programs in low- and middle-income countries: Evidence-informed approaches, Miriam Temin, Sarah Blake, and Eva Roca

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Recap Report: Girls Deliver Pre-Conference on Adolescent Girls at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference, GIRL Center

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Research snapshot: Impacts of cash-plus programs on child marriage, Elrha R2HC Programme

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Results from the Basmeh & Zeitooneh (B&Z) intervention to empower adolescent girls and young women at risk of child marriage and poor reproductive health among the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon, Rima Mourtada

The Building Assets Toolkit: The Value of an Assets-Building Approach in Girls' Programs and How to Conduct an Assets Exercise, Population Council

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The gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent literacy and schooling outcomes in India, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, Meredith Kozak, and Thoai Ngo

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The health effects of climate change: Experiences of young people in Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nigeria, Population Council and Women Deliver

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The impact of primary schooling expansion on adult educational attainment, literacy, and health: Evidence from India’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Arindam Nandi, Nicole Haberland, and Thoai Ngo

The One Who Uses a Pencil Will Go Far, Population Council Kenya

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The urban environment and disparities in sexual and reproductive health outcomes in the Global South: A scoping review, Elsie Akwara, Jessie Pinchoff, Tara Abularrage, Corinne White, and Thoai Ngo

Submissions from 2022

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A3 Policy Checklist User Guide, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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A conceptual framework for understanding child marriage, marriage markets, and marriageability, Andrea J. Melnikas, Grace Saul, Neelanjana Pandey, Mouhamadou Gueye, James Mkandawire, Aissa Diarra, and Sajeda Amin

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An Overview of the Adolescent Data Hub (ADH), Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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Assessment of economic opportunities for young Rohingyas in Bangladesh, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Abdullah Al Mahmud Shohag, Eashita Haque, Iqbal Ehsan, Joseph Falcone, and Ubaidur Rob

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Building the A3 Policy Checklist, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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Building the Adolescent Indicators and Gender Gaps Dashboard, Lauren Woyczynski, Christina Misunas, and Md. Irfan Hossain

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Effects and resilience to climate crisis among adolescents: A narrative review on South Asian countries, Sangram Kishor Patel and Rahul Rajak

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Élaboration du tableau de bord A3 des indicateurs relatifs aux adolescents et du tableau de bord des écarts entre les sexes, Lauren Woyczynski, Christina Misunas, and Md. Irfan Hossain

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Exposure to violence, adverse life events and the mental health of adolescent girls in Nairobi slums, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Karen Austrian, Benta Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Nicole Maddox, and Caroline W. Kabiru

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From Data to Action: Informing Menstrual Health Management Programs, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, and Nicole Haberland

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Gendered effects of COVID-19 school closures: Bangladesh case study, Eashita Haque, Natalie Wyss, Emily EunYoung Cho, and Karen Austrian

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Gendered effects of COVID-19 school closures: India case study, Neelanjana Pandey, Emily EunYoung Cho, Shilpi Rampal, and Karen Austrian

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Gendered effects of COVID-19 school closures: Kenya case study, Faith Mbushi, Natalie Wyss, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, Eva Ireri Muluve, Laura Muthoni, and Beth Kangwana

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Gendered effects of COVID-19 school closures: Pakistan case study, Iram Kamran, Tahira Parveen, Rehan M. Niazi, Maqsood Sadiq, Fatima Azeem, Emily EunYoung Cho, and Karen Austrian

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Gender-related barriers to schooling: What do we know about the effects of sexuality and life skills education?, Nicole Haberland

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GIRL Center Roadmap to 2030, GIRL Center

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Girls on the Map: Mapping for Program Planning and Social Change, Eva Roca

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Guide d’utilisation de la liste de contrôle de la politique A3, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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Health worker perceptions of stigma towards Zambian adolescent girls and young women: A qualitative study, Caroline Meek, Drosin Mulenga, Patrick Edwards, Sophie Inambwae, Nachela Chelwa, Michael Mbizvo, Sarah Roberts, Sujha Subramanian, and Laura Nyblade

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Impacts of multisectoral cash plus programs after four years in an urban informal settlement: Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya (AGI–K) randomized trial, Joy Koech, John A. Maluccio, Beth Kangwana, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Nicole Maddox, Rachel J. Sapire, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, Eva Ireri Muluve, and Faith Mbushi

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Lack of opportunities for indigenous young women in Guatemala: Forced mobility and absence of social protection systems, Aracely Martínez Rodas, Angel del Valle, and Ramón Zamora

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Learnings from past interventions in the digital era: Evidence-based considerations for adolescents’ programming using information and communication technologies, Grace Saul and Waimar Tun

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L’élaboration de la liste de contrôle pour les politiques A3, Yeeva Cheng and Cara Kraus-Perrotta

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The good, the bad and the unintended: Education, child marriage and early childbearing, Thoai Ngo

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“Then I will say that we have to marry each other”: A qualitative view of premarital pregnancy as a driver of child marriage in Malawi, Andrea J. Melnikas, Nancy Mulauzi, James Mkandawire, Grace Saul, and Sajeda Amin

Webinar—From Data to Action: Informing Menstrual Health Management Programs, Karen Austrian, Nicole Haberland, Beth Kangwana, and Megan White Mukuria

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What to expect when girls are expecting: Psychosocial support challenges and opportunities in the context and aftermath of teenage pregnancy in Kenya, Chi-Chi Undie and Harriet Birungi

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

Submissions from 2021

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Asset Cards [Arabic], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls—Instruction Guide [Arabic], Judith Bruce, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kimberly Glazer

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Conceptual framework of the drivers of child marriage: A tool to guide programs and policies, Stephanie Psaki, Andrea J. Melnikas, Eashita Haque, Grace Saul, Christina Misunas, Sangram Kishor Patel, Thoai Ngo, and Sajeda Amin

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Drivers of marriage and health outcomes among adolescent girls and young women: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, Fatima Zahra, Karen Austrian, Mukta Gundi, Stephanie Psaki, and Thoai Ngo

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Education, child marriage, and work outcomes among young people in rural Malawi, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Karen Austrian, Sajeda Amin, and Stephanie Psaki

From Data to Action: Partnering with Governments on Evidence to Support Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Karen Austrian, Beth Kangwana, Julie Mwabe, Guillermo Santiago, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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From Data to Action: Partnering with Governments on Evidence to Support Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report Summary, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Harnessing data to end child marriage: Summarizing learnings to-date, Stephanie Psaki, Momoe Makino, Christina Misunas, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, and Fatima Zahra

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Heterogeneous impacts of interventions aiming to delay girls' marriage and pregnancy across girls' backgrounds and social contexts, Momoe Makino, Thoai Ngo, Stephanie Psaki, Sajeda Amin, and Karen Austrian

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Impact of community-based girl groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Impacts of two-year multisectoral cash plus programs on young adolescent girls' education, health and economic outcomes: Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya (AGI-K) randomized trial, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, and John A. Maluccio

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Intentional Design: Reaching the Most Excluded Girls in the Poorest Communities—A Guide for Practitioners and Advocates, Judith Bruce and Sophie Soares

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Learning loss among adolescent girls during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Md. Irfan Hossain, and Sigma Ainul

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Meeting the Moment: New Data on Learning Loss and What We Can Do About It, Emily EunYoung Cho, Karen Austrian, and Nicole Haberland

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Meeting the moment: The gender and education community's response to COVID-19, Evidence for Gender & Education Resource (EGER)

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Positioning community-based girl group programs for success: Lessons learned from the Population Council's technical assistance partnership with UNFPA-Mozambique's Rapariga Biz, Miriam Temin, Arune Estavela, Craig Heck, Natalie Jackson, and Joana Mendes

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Remember the fundamentals as we build back better in girls’ education, Stephanie Psaki and Karen Austrian

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Supporting Native American girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lisa Polen, Kelly Hallman, Stephanie Martinez, and Kassel Franco Garibay

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The Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium: Connecting data and evidence for action, Yvette Efevbera, Suzanne Petroni, Mary Beth Hastings, Claudia Cappa, Karen Austrian, Stephanie Psaki, Thoai Ngo, Christina Misunas, Momoe Makino, Fatima Zahra, Arwyn Finnie, Fraidy Reiss, Anita Raj, Nicole Johns, Benjamin Leo, and Marissa Block

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The IMAGEN Story: A Framework for Restoring Indigenous Girl Societies, Kelly Hallman, Lisa Polen, and Katey Peck

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Translating evidence into impact: Advancing global girls’ education, Population Council

Webinar—Mental Health is Foundational: An Adolescent Girls Community of Practice Learning Exchange, Eva Roca, Diana Bigby, Kelly Hallman, Christina Mallie, Rima Mourtada, Myriam Narcisse, Ann Wahinya, and Anita Shankar

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What are the drivers of child marriage? A conceptual framework to guide policies and programs, Stephanie Psaki, Andrea J. Melnikas, Eashita Haque, Grace Saul, Christina Misunas, Sangram Kishor Patel, Thoai Ngo, and Sajeda Amin