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Psaki, Stephanie – Population Council, 2019
Girls around the world face daunting challenges when it comes to enrolling in primary school, completing secondary school, and gaining the basic knowledge and skills they need to be empowered, healthy, and productive adults. Many governments and organizations have risen to meet that challenge through policies and programs designed to remove common…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Access to Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Population Council, 2018
The Population Council is building one of the world's largest bodies of research on programs to improve the lives of adolescents, especially girls. For the past two decades, the Council has been identifying best practices, refining the critical elements of girl-centered programs, and using rigorous evidence to help decisionmakers allocate scarce…
Descriptors: Females, Best Practices, Resource Allocation, Program Development
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Haberland, Nicole A.; McCarthy, Katharine J.; Brady, Martha – Population Council, 2018
Increased attention to the needs of adolescent girls has led to a growing number of programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Questions remain, however, about what aspects of program design are most effective. This hinders efforts to effectively allocate resources, scale-up programs, and replicate results across settings. To address…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Sophia; Ngo, Thoai D. – Population Council, 2017
Growing recognition of the harmful effects of child marriage has placed its elimination on the global and national agenda. To address this problem, the authors reviewed the global state of evidence on what works to prevent child marriage. Their research focuses exclusively on rigorously evaluated interventions, defined as interventions evaluated…
Descriptors: Marriage, Children, World Problems, Prevention
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Psaki, Stephanie; McCarthy, Katharine; Mensch, Barbara S. – Population Council, 2017
Through the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, governments committed to achieving universal secondary school completion, including eliminating gender disparities, by 2030. Yet, by 2013, only 14 percent of children in low-income countries had completed secondary school. And in many countries, even those who attend school fail to gain basic…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Secondary Education