Population Council

  • I Implementer
  • N Network
  • R Researcher

Description

The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. We empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives. Our work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. And we help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. We conduct research and programs in more than 50 countries. Our New York headquarters supports a global network of offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Council is at the forefront of identifying what works in girls’ education. We are gathering the evidence needed to ensure that all girls can complete a high-quality, safe secondary school education. And we are translating that evidence for use by practitioners and policy-makers working with communities around the world.

Primary Functions

  • Research - other
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Quality

  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • HIV and STIs
  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

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Current girls’ education funders

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Website

Population Council

Headquarters location(s)

  • New York, New York, United States of America

Country offices

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Senegal
  • United States of America
  • Zambia

Contacts

Meredith Kozak
Research Analyst, Evidence for Gender and Education Resource
mkozak@popcouncil.org
Population Council

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Burkina Faso
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia

Projects Back to Top

Project/Program

Feminist and Youth-led Action (FAYA)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Life Skills & Mindsets, Girls' Education Ecosystem

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls’ Voices on Enhancing their own Productivity

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Girl Empowerment in Rural Liberia

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of the Nia Project

Project/Program

Biruh Tesfa (“Bright Future”)

Project/Program

Adolescent Girls' Programming Community of Practice

Research Project/Report/Study

Learning from Going to School: Implementation Research on School to Work Transitions Amongst Adolescent Girls in Bihar

Research Project/Report/Study

BALIKA (Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents)

Project/Program

More Than Brides Alliance: Marriage: No Child's Play

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Equality for Women and Girls Program

Research Project/Report/Study

The Nia Project

Research Project/Report/Study

Accelerating Action to End Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Research Project/Report/Study

GirlsRead! Zambia

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls Initiative - Kenya

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Stand with adolescent girls and young women during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Research Project/Report/Study

Operations Research on Keeping Girls in Schools to Reduce Child Marriage in Rural Bangladesh

Project/Program

Expanding Access to Education for Teenage Mothers in Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Data Hub

Project/Program

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