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Population Council, 2022
This brief summarizes a case study that assessed the gendered impact of COVID-19 school closures on education, health, well-being, and protection of adolescents in India. Based on surveys and interviews in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, findings point to the digital divide for girls as well as shared barriers to effective remote learning. Informed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Population Council, 2022
This brief summarizes a case study that assessed the gendered impact of COVID-19 school closures in Kenya. COVID-19 school closures escalated education inequalities especially for girls and young people in rural areas. These closures exacerbated adolescent mental health issues, food and economic insecurity, and experiences of violence. COVID-19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, School Closing, COVID-19
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Population Council, 2022
This brief summarizes a case study conducted to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures on adolescent girls and boys in three districts in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Data as well as discussions and interviews with adolescents, teachers, and parents shed light on difficulties in accessing and adjusting to remote learning,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Population Council, 2022
This brief summarizes a case study conducted to assess the gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures on adolescent girls and boys in three districts in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Data as well as discussions and interviews with adolescents, teachers, and parents shed light on difficulties in accessing and adjusting to remote learning,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Temin, Miriam; Heck, Craig – Population Council, 2021
Programs increasingly use community-based girl groups (CBGGs) to address risks and empower adolescent girls, but evidence on their impact is not always accessible to decision makers. A closer look at 30 CBGG programs in low- and middle-income countries found that CBGGs had the greatest reported success in improving health and gender attitudes and…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Females, Adolescents, Empowerment
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Psaki, Stephanie; Makino, Momoe; Misunas, Christina; Soler, Erica; Zahra, Fatima; Melnikas, A. J.; Patel, S. K.; Haque, E.; Saul, G.; Ngo, T.; Amin, S.; Erulkar, A.; Apicella, L.; Austrian, K.; Gundi, M.; Soler-Hampejsek, E.; Kangwana, B. – Population Council, 2021
This brief summarizes key findings from five papers that examine child marriage and interventions to address it. While the findings from each of the papers are briefly noted, the brief focuses on the importance of context in understanding the drivers and impact on child marriage. Based on key findings, the brief offers cross-cutting…
Descriptors: Children, Marriage, Females, Intervention
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Psaki, Stephanie; Melnikas, Andrea J.; Haque, Eashita; Saul, Grace; Misunas, Christina; Patel, Sangram Kishor; Ngô, Thoai; Amin, Sajeda – Population Council, 2021
This brief presents a simplified framework to provide key entry points for understanding which drivers of child marriage may be most important in particular contexts. Decision-makers such as researchers, donors, and program practitioners can use the framework to help design programs and policies tailored to these contexts.
Descriptors: Marriage, Children, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior
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Psaki, Stephanie R.; Mensch, Barbara S.; Chuang, Erica K.; Melnikas, Andrea J. – Population Council, 2019
Despite enormous progress in expanding school enrollment globally, improvements in health have not always followed, raising important questions: Does education, in fact, enable women, men and their families to be healthier? And if so, how? To fill this gap in knowledge, the GIRL Center conducted a systematic review of the evidence for the effects…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Role of Education, Educational Attainment, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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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