Who we are

Social inequalities affect people everywhere and limit their health and wellbeing. Those living in the world’s poorest regions are especially vulnerable. International development programs face challenges in addressing these fundamental social realities.

GreeneWorks mobilizes research, policy and programmatic experience to provide strategic guidance on how to overcome social and cultural constraints to wellbeing and development. We emphasize these broad areas:

Social inclusion and gender equality – We seek to loosen the constraints that prevent people from reaching their potential.

Reproductive health and rights – We act to improve access to high-quality, respectful reproductive health care.

Agriculture, environment and food security – We promote development strategies that value the health of people and planet.

Adolescents and young people – We work to catalyze young people’s ability to create their own solutions.

GreeneWorks combines demographic, anthropological, ecological, and public health research methods to strengthen development efforts, offering the following services:

Research strategy – We connect social analysis with institutional priorities and health and development outcomes.

Policy analysis – We build support for programs and to guide advocacy.

Program evaluation and support – We strengthen programs from concept to completion.

New resources

In this short opinion piece, Greene and her co-writers answer the question Do girls marry as children and adolescents in Latin America?

State of the World’s Fathers is the first-ever report to provide a global view of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving.
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Engaging Men and Boys to Address the Practice of Child Marriage explores the ways men and boys uphold this practice and through program examples, identifies the ways they are helping to prevent its underlying causes and mitigate its consequences.

Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health identifies a framework and key elements for supporting youth-focused programs. Read a related blog post here.


Margaret Greene has a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania and 20 years of international substantive and leadership experience as a staff member and consultant with diverse organizations and agencies. Dr. Greene lives in Washington, DC with her family. Greene 2015 CV.

Shib Shankar Dasgupta has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA and more than 15 years of technical consulting and international business experience with diverse organizations. Dr. Dasgupta lives in New York City with his family.

Stephanie Perlson holds an MA in Political Science and has over 8 years of experience focusing on global gender and social equality issues, most recently as a research consultant for international organizations. Ms. Perlson lives outside Washington, DC with her husband.