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.
Analyzing the long-term health effects, including delayed pregnancy and improved birth outcomes, of a multi-sector program for young adolescent girls that included gender-based violence prevention, conditional cash transfers, empowerment groups, and financial education/savings.
Synthesizing data on air pollution in East African urban areas to provide a road map to understand historic, contemporary, and future air quality and to design a roadmap to harness new data analytics and big data.
Implementing and evaluating a cash transfer intervention to facilitate re-enrollment of adolescent girls into school after a prolonged school closure.
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.
Using the best available science, research expertise, and state-of-the-art methodologies to generate evidence for improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment policies and programs around the world.
Evaluating a range of intervention packages in health, prevention of violence, wealth creation and education to determine the combination of interventions that are most cost effective and achieve the greatest impact for girls.
Conducting implementation science research to examine program effects and strategies for reducing HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women and their partners, and to build assets.
Leading social and behavioral change research for proven interventions to support developing countries’ health and development outcomes, including demand for modern family planning, maternal and child death prevention, and AIDS and malaria eradication.
Responding to the needs of refugees facing sexual and gender-based violence in the East and Horn of Africa by introducing models that have been tested, designed, implemented, and evaluated by the Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-Based Network.