GIRL Center Research Briefs present the latest evidence on issues of critical importance and recommend future directions for research, policies, and programs.
Delivering Impact for Adolescent Girls: Emerging Findings from Population Council Research
Publication Date: December 2018
Despite numerous global commitments to invest in improving the lives of adolescent girls, questions remain as to what package of interventions can deliver the best outcomes. We synthesized findings from nine recent Population Council impact evaluations, conducted around the world, which indicate that empowerment and asset-building interventions for adolescent girls can improve education, health, economic, social capital, gender-equitable attitude, and violence outcomes for girls.
Insights and Evidence Gaps in Girl-Centered Programming: A Systematic Review
Authors: Nicole Haberland, Katharine McCarthy, Martha Brady.
Publication Date: April 2018
Increased attention to the needs of adolescent girls has led to a growing number of programs in low- and middle-income countries. Questions remain, however, about what aspects of program design are most effective. This hinders efforts to effectively allocate resources, scale-up programs, and replicate results across settings. To address these issues, we conducted a systematic review to identify lessons learned and gaps in the evidence base.
Using data on trends over 10 years in 43 countries, we go beyond simple measures of gender parity to investigate progress in achieving gender equality in education over the last few decades, and to identify opportunities to accelerate progress by 2030.
Growing recognition of the harmful effects of child marriage has placed its elimination on the global and national agenda. To address this problem, we reviewed the global state of evidence on what works to prevent child marriage.