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.
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