High youth unemployment in Jordan remains a serious economic and social problem, leading to delays in marriage and family formation. This study examines the perceptions of young Jordanians on issues relevant to their transitions into adult roles.
Jun 30, 2014
INtegration of DEPression Treatment Into HIV Care in Uganda (INDEPTH-Uganda): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
The aims of this trial are to evaluate the implementation outcomes and cost-effectiveness of a task-shifting, protocolized model of antidepressant care for HIV clinics in Uganda.
Jun 1, 2014
This report evaluates the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) and its progress in building economic demography, particularly policy-relevant research; policymakers’ understanding of issues; and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.
May 5, 2014
RAND worked closely with the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office to build capacity by preparing, conducting, and analyzing the first round of a survey of the regional labor force.
Apr 22, 2014
This report evaluates the Population and Poverty Research Initiative (PopPov) and its progress in building economic demography, particularly policy-relevant research; policymakers' understanding of issues; and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jan 20, 2014
Prospective Cohort Study of the Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Employment Outcomes Among HIV Clients in Uganda
This study evaluates the impact of antiretroviral treatment (ART) on employment-related outcomes using prospective, longitudinal analysis.
Dec 1, 2013
Mapping Pathways: Developing evidence-based, people-centred strategies for the use of antiretrovirals as prevention
This is the first international report on HIV prevention with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that brings scientific evidence together with community perspectives. We show that ARV-based prevention needs to be tailored to local contexts and cultures.
Jun 19, 2013
Mapping pathways to HIV prevention: Developing evidence-based, people-centred strategies for the use of antiretrovirals
Mapping Pathways is the first integrated, research-driven and community-led project to synthesise scientific evidence and local perspectives about antiretroviral drug-based HIV prevention strategies, in South Africa, India and the United States.
Jun 19, 2013
Cataract Blindness and Simulation-Based Training for Cataract Surgeons: An Assessment of the HelpMeSee Approach
HelpMeSee Inc. is developing a simulator-based method for rapid cataract surgical training that RAND researchers determined could significantly help to close the backlog of cataract surgical cases, expected to reach 32 million globally by 2020.
Feb 21, 2013
This article uses household survey data from Madagascar to examine water supply choice and time spent in water collection.
Dec 1, 2011
This study uses novel data to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the demographic and economic circumstances facing HIV-positive individuals who have just entered HIV care in Uganda.
Jun 1, 2011
There is confusion over which prevention interventions will be effective and in which contexts. This chapter grapples with this issue by surveying what is known (and what remains to be learned) about the effectiveness of HIV-prevention interventions in Africa.
Jan 1, 2010
This paper examines the complex linkages of poverty, reproductive/sexual health and behavior, and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Jan 1, 2010
Early Academic Performance, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: A Panel Data Analysis
This study takes advantage of a unique data set from Senegal that combines test score data for children from the second grade with information on their subsequent school progression from a follow-up survey conducted seven years later.
Dec 31, 2009
This paper uses linked household, school, and test score data from Madagascar to investigate the relation of household characteristics and school factors to the cognitive skills of children ages 8 to 10 and 14 to 16.
Dec 31, 2009
Cognitive Skills Among Children in Senegal: Disentangling the Roles of Schooling and Family Background
The authors use unique data to estimate the determinants of cognitive ability among 14-17-year olds in Senegal. Closing the schooling gaps between poor and wealthy children will also close most of the gap in cognitive skills between these groups.
Dec 31, 2008
What Policies Will Reduce Gender Schooling Gaps in Developing Countries: Evidence and Interpretation
This paper considers evidence for the effects of policies on gender gaps in education, distinguishing between policies that are ostensibly gender neutral and those that explicitly target girls. The demand for girls' schooling is often more responsive than boys' to gender neutral changes in school distance, price, and quality, patterns which can be explained in a human capital investment model through assumptions about girls' and boys' schooling costs and returns. Among policies that target girls' enrollments, price incentives to households or schools and the provision of female teachers appear to be effective. Other interventions hold promise but have not been the subject of rigorous evaluation, pointing to an important agenda for future research.
Dec 31, 2007