Gendered Impacts of COVID-related School Closures and Practices to Ensure Return to School

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.

Project Manzil

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.

Accelerating Contraceptive Uptake Through Post-Pregnancy Care Models

Developing scalable, evidence-based solutions for increased and improved one-year contraceptive continuation following women’s and adolescent girls’ medical abortion self-administration, selecting sites, hiring data collectors, monitoring data collection, and analyzing data. 

Program Evaluation of Piramal Sarvajal

Evaluating a program aimed at improving water access and sanitation using a franchise model to understand the program’s effectiveness and potential for replication.

Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey  

Conducting surveys in every Indian state to develop a national estimate of the true malnutrition burden among 0 to 19-year-olds, revising policy for nutrition transition, and evaluating initiatives. 

Rapid Assessment of the Situation of Women and Children in Bihar under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.