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American University, School of Public Affairs

Washington, D.C.

American University, School of Public Affairs was awarded $404,935 between 1995 and 2012, including 2 grants in Population & Reproductive Health.


2012 • 5 years, 1 month • Population & Reproductive Health

Offering comprehensive sexuality education in schools can be difficult to achieve, due to political sensitivities in acknowledging the sexual activity of unmarried young people. This project will use a comparative case study method to examine the reasons for greater or less success in implementing sexuality education programs, with a focus on the political factors involved rather than on the health outcomes achieved. Several states in Nigeria will be studied; also, for an Africa-US comparison, the research will include the state of Mississippi. Expected outcomes include not only better understanding of how advances have been made in the past, but also recommendations for improved future advocacy.


1995 • 1 year

To support four policy research centers in Russia to develop nonauthoritarian strategies to combat organized crime (over two years).

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