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- Early marriage has multiple drivers including cultural and social norms alongside lack of educational and economic opportunities. This complexity may explain why few programs have demonstrated marriage delays and suggests multisectoral interventions are necessary. This study examined a 2-year multisectoral program designed to delay marriage in a marginalized setting.
- Malnutrition is a pressing public health challenge in South Asia with adverse consequences for adolescent girls' well-being and, potentially, aspirations as drivers of developmental progress. This study aimed to investigate associations between changes in malnutrition and changes in girls' aspirations in key life domains.
- This review assesses evaluations published from 2000 to 2019 to shed light on what approaches work, especially at scale and sustainably, to prevent child marriage in low- and middle-income countries.
- Increasing attention to adolescent girls has generated an abundance of programs and a growing body of research on adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this, questions remain about what implementation approaches in program design are most effective, hindering efficient resource allocation, program scale-up, and replication across settings. To address these questions, we conducted a systematic review to identify lessons learned and gaps in the evidence base. We searched four electronic databases to identify studies published between 1990 and 2014 that evaluated health, social, and/or economic development programs targeting adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries.