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.
Standardizing metrics for performance monitoring of frontline health worker programs; generating critical evidence that advances community health systems; and engaging existing communities of practice.
Scaling up initiatives to delay marriage that provide remedial education to keep high-risk female students in school and build skills for out-of-school unmarried girls.
Evaluating different strategies for skills development and contrasting life-skills programs that promote adolescent voice and agency with programs that aim to improve education and work opportunities.
Generating evidence to accelerate evidence-based improvements in family planning and reproductive health policies and programs globally, and providing technical assistance for their application.
Evaluating programs that connect young women from rural villages who are migrating to the port city of Mongla, Bangladesh with the information and services they need to minimize risks.
Examining the effects of climate change on fertility and reproductive health outcomes and developing a conceptual framework to design and test adaptation interventions that build resiliency, with gender-based needs at the core, and sustainably protect and advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Deepening understanding of the diversity of experiences of child, early, and forced marriage and the effectiveness of interventions to build an evidence base for policies, programs, advocacy, and investments.
Conducting research to understand the relationship between child marriage and adolescent sexuality; and integrating research with experience gained through program implementation.