This assessment guide was developed in response to the USG's establishment of institutional mandates and policies that emphasize the importance of promoting gender equality to achieve desired development outcomes. The objective of this guide is to enable USG and USAID partners to design, collect, use, and manage information on the linkages between gender inequality and health.
This brief focuses on the motivations and mechanisms behind the increase of prenatal sex selection; outlines regions and countries that have skewed sex ratios at birth; and explores the negative social, economic, and development effects on individuals, communities, societies, and countries. While prenatal sex selection was once thought to be unique to India and China, it actually threatens all regions where these three phenomena are converging.
Based on a review of existing evidence, the guide summarizes policy and program interventions that have proven to be effective in increasing access to and use of contraception among youth, as well as those that are promising but have inconclusive evidence and those shown to be ineffective.
This PRB policy brief explores trends in child marriage and the benefits of delaying marriage. It examines promising approaches in developing countries to end child marriage and provides recommendations to advance policy and advocacy efforts.
This new review assembles the latest data and updates the evidence as to what difference it makes when a gender perspective is incorporated into reproductive health programs.