Developing a global study to understand COVID-related school closures and outcomes on education, health, nutrition, and well-being among school-aged children and adolescents as well as policies and programs that can potentially mitigate these effects; and exploring where and how gender interacts with other inequalities and the experiences of those living in high gender disparity countries, crises and conflict areas, and within the most marginalized communities.
Analyzing the long-term health effects, including delayed pregnancy and improved birth outcomes, of a multi-sector program for young adolescent girls that included gender-based violence prevention, conditional cash transfers, empowerment groups, and financial education/savings.
Implementing and evaluating a cash transfer intervention to facilitate re-enrollment of adolescent girls into school after a prolonged school closure.
Evaluating a range of intervention packages in health, prevention of violence, wealth creation and education to determine the combination of interventions that are most cost effective and achieve the greatest impact for girls.
Translating research evidence into policies and practices—such as HIV testing, care, and treatment within refugee settings and malaria treatment in pregnancy—to strengthen health systems in Africa.
Synthesizing findings and implementing recommendations for policy, strategy, and programming to eradicate female genital mutilation/cutting.
Understanding the social, educational, health, and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls; and integrating gender-related questions into surveys.
Understanding knowledge, attitudes, and practices over time during the COVID-19 outbreak; determining the impact of behavior-change prevention messages; understanding long-term impacts of the pandemic and preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and generating data to design policies and interventions.
Studying the primary factors of poor maternal newborn child health in urban informal settlements, implementing established interventions adapted for informal settlements, and organizing participatory forums for intervention stewards to sustain programs.
Addressing and evaluating programs to engage boys and men in reducing girls’ experience of gender-based violence and changing gender norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls.