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Policy Lessons



The PopPov Initiative has produced research findings that can guide policymakers and program managers on investing in reproductive health for youth to delay childbearing, improve educational attainment, and increase labor force participation.

Gender Equality

Research findings from the PopPov Initiative can influence policy on topics including empowering women to use contraception, improving girls’ school enrollment, protecting women’s right to own property, and boosting girls’ social, human, and financial capital.


Research results funded through the PopPov initiative suggest some options for reducing child stunting and wasting, improving nutritional and health status, and enhancing labor force participation.

Women’s Economic Empowerment

Results from the PopPov Initiative have uncovered strategies to achieve women’s economic empowerment through access to family planning, help for women to limit childbearing, and increasing schooling for girls and women.