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.
Providing technical planning and advisory support for a human-centered design process, and development of adolescent-serving components, of a program to improve the health and well-being of women, girls, and their families and 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.
Evaluating an intervention to increase India women’s employment, create jobs for women, and reduce wage inequality.
Implementing and evaluating a cash transfer intervention to facilitate re-enrollment of adolescent girls into school after a prolonged school closure.
Supporting indigenous girls to stay in school during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering tutoring though safe distancing; access to curricula and COVID-19 information adapted for local needs; and collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Synthesizing evidence, identifying research gaps, and making recommendations on interventions—education, life skills, technical skills and apprenticeship, livelihoods, and changes in social norms—to reduce child marriage, delay first pregnancy, and increase female labor force participation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Evaluating the impact and cost-effectiveness of a program to deliver in-school and out-of-school comprehensive sex education.
Creating and enhancing economic opportunities through livelihoods and entrepreneurship trainings, mentoring, connections with businesses, and strategies to build a unified movement for future generations.