The Adolescent Experience In-depth: Using Data to Identify and Reach the Most Vulnerable Young People
The purpose of this series, which draws principally on data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), is to provide decisionmakers at all levels—from governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and advocacy groups—with data on the situation of adolescent girls and boys and young women. The age range covered is 10–24 years. The data are presented in graphs, tables, and maps (wherever possible), providing multiple formats to make the information accessible to a range of audiences.
Data in this series are drawn from the most recent DHS available (indicated in parentheses). Currently, other nationally representative datasets such as the LSMS, MICS, and PAPFAM are being explored to fill in the gaps for countries without a post-2000 DHS. These data guides will be posted as they become available.
The Adolescent Experience In-depth series began as a continuation of the Facts about Adolescents series in order to provide decisionmakers, planners, and advocates with an evidence base about the diversity of experiences of young people in the developing world. While this series provides a wider range of variables to highlight the vulnerabilities that many young people, girls in particular, experience from ages 10 to 24, the two series can be used side-by-side to gain an understanding of how the issues may have changed from one survey year to the next. (Asterisks next to country names in the list below indicate the availability of a corresponding Facts about Adolescents report.)
Latin America and the Caribbean
* A corresponding Facts about Adolescents report is available for this country.