The Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center is a global research center that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence to transform the lives of adolescent girls. Through rigorous research about what works—and what doesn’t—we can better direct limited resources to support evidence-based solutions that improve girls’ lives. These briefs present the latest evidence on issues of critical importance and recommend future directions for research, policies, and programs.

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Submissions from 2022

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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: Pakistan case study, Iram Kamran, Tahira Parveen, Rehan M. Niazi, Maqsood Sadiq, Fatima Azeem, Emily EunYoung Cho, 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: India case study, Neelanjana Pandey, Emily EunYoung Cho, Shilpi Rampal, and Karen Austrian

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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

Submissions from 2021

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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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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 Ngô, and Sajeda Amin

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

Submissions from 2019

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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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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

Submissions from 2018

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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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Delivering impact for adolescent girls: Emerging findings from Population Council research, Population Council

Submissions from 2017

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The global state of evidence on interventions to prevent child marriage, Sophia Chae and Thoai Ngô

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