Analyses of family planning investments in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: Collating and analyzing datasets; documenting, measuring and evaluating program effects in selected learning sites; and identifying evidence gaps.
Addressing India’s health data deficiencies with multi-sectoral collaborations, including federal ministries for data collection and analysis quality and innovations, through a national forum with the National Institute of Medical Statistics.
Designing projects and generating evidence for school-based interventions to improve labor force participation and economic empowerment among adolescent girls, and building support for integrating skills training into education programs at scale.
Reducing child marriage through development of a learning agenda, design of indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools, and research and analysis.
Examining how and why some community groups have led to behavior change and improved outcomes, including underlying mechanisms of behavior change associated with community groups and women’s collectives.
Evaluating interventions to delay the age of marriage and first pregnancy through vocational skills, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurship and job trainings; and measuring the effects on school attendance, retention, and completion, and transitions to marriage and motherhood among adolescent girls.
Evaluating a program aimed at improving water access and sanitation using a franchise model to understand the program’s effectiveness and potential for replication.
Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on access to and utilization of services related to maternal and child health, nutrition, school education, water, sanitation, and hygiene, and child protection, social protection, and mental health, focusing on women and children and change over time during lockdown and recovery; and assessing impact on children from households with migrants and making recommendations to mitigate adverse effects.
Engaging policymakers and program implementers to share insights from UDAYA, a comprehensive research project that explores the impact and scale up of programs that aim to build assets for a healthy, safe, and successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
Evaluating the levels, patterns, and trends in the situation of younger and older adolescents, describing changes in their situation and needs over time, and assessing factors that determine the quality of their transitions from adolescence to young adulthood.