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Gender-Transformative and Positive Youth Development Programming Checklist

This checklist is intended for use by development practitioners who want to ensure their programs incorporate good practices for gender-transformative and positive youth development (PYD) programming. 

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The Man Box: A Study on Being a Young Man in the US, UK, and Mexico

Promundo, Axe, and research partners – set out at the end of 2016 to investigate young men’s lives in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and Mexico. The central analytical tool of the study is what we and many others call the “Man Box”: a set of beliefs, communicated by parents, families, the media, peers, and other members of society, that place pressure on men to be a certain way. This study seeks to give research rigor to the concept of the Man Box, measuring how young men encounter these messages socially and internalize them personally. 

A Global Desk Review of Financial Education’s Contribution to Girls’ Economic Empowerment

This review focuses on adolescent girls’ economic empowerment through interventions with the potential to effect a transformational change in girls’ lives by enhancing their decision-making power, agency, and knowledge of available resources. It centers solely on those interventions that contain a component on financial education and adopts a realist methodology to identify the intervention models that appear to be best-suited for contributing to the economic empowerment of adolescent girls. 

Horizons: Pioneering research from the University of Cambridge

Issue 32. Special issue on Africa. This issue features articles covering education, health, peacekeeping, art, energy, nutrition, food security, infection, history, sanitation and religion.