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.
Evaluating an intervention to increase India women’s employment, create jobs for women, and reduce wage inequality.
Evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of a program to deliver in-school and out-of-school comprehensive sex education.
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.
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.
Evaluating a program aimed at improving water access and sanitation using a franchise model to understand the program’s effectiveness and potential for replication.
Assessing the impact of women’s self-help groups on the reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition of poor women and their families in rural areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Integrating family planning and safe abortion services within universal health care and financing mechanisms to ensure access to quality reproductive health services.
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.
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.