Video: Markus Goldstein Discusses Adolescent Girls' Empowerment

Author(s): 
Markus Goldstein
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
The World Bank
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 12, 2012

Watch Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist at the World Bank, speak about an adolescent girls' empowerment project in Uganda implemented by BRAC and the World Bank. The project focuses on providing four key elements: a safe social space for girls, life skills training, vocational training, and access to microfinance. In this video interview, Goldstein shares the promising results of rigorous impact evaluations that found that girls in the program are working more, earning more, and are 75 percent less likely to have had sex against their will. Goldstein closes by discussing the obligation of development practitioners to develop better evidence about what programs work, and what programs do not work. Watch the video to learn more:

Topic: 
Gender
Regions: 
Global
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Economic Empowerment
Education
Health
Microfinance