Evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of a program to deliver in-school and out-of-school comprehensive sex education.
Examining how and why some community groups have led to behavior change and improved outcomes, including underlying mechanisms of behavior change associated with community groups and women’s collectives.
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.
Testing and validating indicators—including exemption of public sector user fees, population density of midwives by district by births, and maternal death review coverage—for ending preventable maternal mortality.