UDAYA study is part of the Population Council’s efforts to advance girls’ education through the generation and use of evidence at global, national, and sub-national levels UDAYA has also partnered with civil society organizations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to foster data use in advocacy efforts around girls’ education.
Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA), implemented by Population Council from 2015 to 2020, provides crucial insights into the quality of adolescents’ transitions to adulthood in India.
UDAYA uses cross-sectional surveys, panel surveys and qualitative methods to arrive at a comprehensive picture of young people’s lives, their situation and needs.
EDUCATION, EMPLOYABILITY AND ECONOMIC INCLUSION
Explore adolescents' journey from school to the workplace
Adolescents share their aspirations, educational experience, the quality of their education, employment-seeking practices, economic activities....and more
A thorough understanding of the gaps in adolescents’ health and nutrition is essential for effective policy design
The UDAYA study presents a comprehensive picture of adolescent health, with data on nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse and other risks affecting adolescents in India.
Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (UDAYA) is one-of-a-kind, comprehensive research on adolescents in India that establishes the levels, patterns and trends in the situation of younger (10-14) and older (15-19) adolescents.
The Population Council is conducting UDAYA, with financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
The Population Council conducts research and delivers solutions to improve lives around the world. It confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV and expanding contraceptive choices to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Several million women around the world are currently using highly effective contraceptive methods based on technology developed by the Population Council. Programs developed and tested by the Council focus on improving access to quality reproductive, maternal and child health services, safe abortions and HIV prevention, treatment and care, as well as better transitions for young people to healthy adulthood.
In India, the Population Council has pioneered research, conducted process and impact evaluations, and implemented programs since the 1960s. The Council’s multidisciplinary team of public health and social science experts is a trusted partner of development organizations, private foundations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies, including the Government of India.Big Ideas supported by Evidencedrives the Council’s mission globally—to make the world a better place today and for generations to come.