This report synthesizes primary research conducted by Probex Consulting, as well as several secondary sources. The primary research by Probex Consulting was on the programs of 4 of the RNP grantees in the Young Men and Boys Portfolio. These programs were CORO’s GLDP, PRADAN’s Yuwashastra, Swayam’s “Towards Violence Free Communities” and The Gender Lab Boys’ Program. The research outputs were stand-alone reports for the first 3 programs, and a presentation for the fourth.
This report is also based on two types of secondary research, as well as materials produced on the Young Men and Boys grantees for the purposes of knowledge transfer and communication. In addition to the secondary research conducted specifically for this synthesis, this report draws from a literature review by Probex Consulting for Arpan. This review examined findings on the relationship between the age of a child and retention, from the research on child sexual abuse, dating violence and bullying, to investigate the extent to which these bodies of literature agree that older children experience poorer retention, on the reasons why and how to improve it.