Gendered Impacts of COVID-related School Closures and Practices to Ensure Return to School

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.

Foundations For Health and Empowerment

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.

East African Digital Solutions to Air Quality Network

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.

Mentors and Tutoring for Indigenous Q’eqchi’ Girls

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.

Evidence on Girl Capacity Strategy

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.