Population Council programme evidence on adolescent girls

A range of new and established resources recommended by the Population Council’s team on Poverty, Gender, and Youth.

The costs of reaching the most disadvantaged girls 

Technical report based on programmatic evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa among others. Analysis concentrates on the mechanics of multidimensional interventions among adolescent girls to look at the respective costs in different settings.

Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood

A series of briefs outlining the challenges facing adolescents, Council interventions, and policy and programme recommendations. Among many other topics, the series covers:

GIRLS FIRST! Perspectives on Girl-Centered Programming

This evidence-based series includes briefs on:

  • Using data to understand vulnerability
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Health & vulnerability
  • Education
  • Violence

First Generation of Gender and HIV Programs: Seeking Clarity and Synergy

Review of first-generation programmes to allow more precise tailoring of interventions to specific age, gender, and partnership-status profiles. 

Evidence-Based Approaches to Protecting Adolescent Girls at Risk of HIV

Accessible profile for defining positive, widely achievable, measurable benchmarks of success for adolescent girls’ programming.

The Adolescent Experience In-depth: Using Data to Identify and Reach the Most Vulnerable Young People

Series of reports drawing principally on data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).  The aim is to provide decision-makers at all levels 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 to make the information accessible to a range of audiences.

Evaluation of Berhane Hewan: A program to delay child marriage in rural Ethiopia

The success of the Berhane Hewan program, one of the first rigorously evaluated interventions to delay marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa, suggests that well-designed and effectively implemented programs can delay the earliest marriages until later adolescence.


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