Synthesizing evidence, identifying research gaps, and making recommendations on interventions—education, life skills, technical skills and apprenticeship, livelihoods, and changes in social norms—to reduce child marriage, delay first pregnancy, and increase female labor force participation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Partnership of civil society, advocacy, and research institutions and philanthropic foundations; collaboration to influence national-level resourcing and programming for adolescent girls through government engagement using research, evidence synthesis, advocacy, and planning tools, including on COVID-19.
Building an interactive website with accessible analytics about adolescents across multiple sectors and insight on trends, vulnerabilities, and opportunities in order to promote evidence-based decision-making and investments in adolescents.
Identifying environmental hot spots, based on population sizes and compositions in conjunction with climate events, and contextualizing responses to risks to understand exposure and vulnerability of different populations.
Continuing to develop an interactive database of evidence and organizations working in the gender-and-education field to help the global community make informed investments and ensure better education results for girls, boys, and communities.
Establishing and building a global research center that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence to improve the lives of adolescent girls.
Using spatial integration methods to explore the potential negative health effects of people living in areas with high arsenic levels in the groundwater.
Designing a framework for optimizing transitions to adulthood to improve the lives of adolescents, their families, and communities; building an online analytical tool to synthesize data and evidence; and furthering knowledge on the relationship between adolescents, population, and climate change.
Supporting the behavioral working group of the Microbicide Trials Network that brings together researchers and community and industry partners to evaluate microbicides (products intended to prevent HIV transmission) and dual-purpose products for preventing both HIV and unintended pregnancy.
Generating research to better understand how climate and the environment impact people, and how people, in turn, impact the climate and their environment to inform local and global policies and programs.