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The Adolescent Atlas for Action (A3) is a suite of tools that summarizes the lives and needs of adolescents around the world to promote evidence-based decision-making.

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Easy-to-grasp analytics and data visualizations designed for the busiest stakeholders


Essential information on adolescents at global, national, and sub-national levels for over 100 countries


High-quality, up-to-date evidence curated by the Population Council

COMING SOON! A new dashboard to explore gender gaps

Data + Analytics

Dynamic dashboards with global, national, and sub-national insights to promote data-driven programs, policies, and investments. Our data is just one click away.


A dashboard mapping global, national, and sub-national data on key indicators of adolescent well-being.


A database of adolescent-relevant, national policies enacted around the world.


A catalog of more than 700 data sources on adolescents and young people living in low-and middle-income countries. 



Briefs and user guides that detail the data and methods behind our dashboards and help you get started.

A3 Insights

Data-driven narratives, ideas, and news to help connect the dots and create a holistic picture of adolescent experiences.


Latest News

Girls on the Map: Mapping for Program Planning and Social Change

A new publication from the GIRL Center’s Adolescent Girls Community of Practice – this action guide explores how maps can add depth to the learning process as practitioners design and implement effective programs for girls.

Research Spotlight: Gendered Effects of COVID-19 School Closures

To better understand the effect of COVID-related school closures on education, health, nutrition, and well-being among school-aged children and adolescents, the Population Council’s GIRL Center conducted a global study on the gendered impact of COVID-19 school closures. Explore the research products here.

About Us

The A3 was developed and is currently maintained by the GIRL Center at the Population Council with funding from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Stay current on the latest A3 data, resources, insights, and news and learn more about how you can use data to inform your decisions.