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.
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.
Provide technical assistance/implementation support to World Bank’s Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative; aims to empower poor girls and their families by expanding choices and opportunities to promote education and delay marriage, childbearing.
Deepening understanding of the diversity of experiences of child, early, and forced marriage and the effectiveness of interventions to build an evidence base for policies, programs, advocacy, and investments.
Conducting research to understand the relationship between child marriage and adolescent sexuality; and integrating research with experience gained through program implementation.
Standardizing metrics for performance monitoring of frontline health worker programs; generating critical evidence that advances community health systems; and engaging existing communities of practice.
Reducing child marriage through development of a learning agenda, design of indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools, and research and analysis.