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Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda

World Bank

Nearly 60% of Uganda’s population is aged below 20. This generation faces health challenges associated with HIV, coupled with economic challenges arising from an uncertain transition into the labor market. We evaluate the impacts of a programme designed to empower adolescent girls against both challenges through the simultaneous provision of: (i) life skills to build knowledge and reduce risky behaviors; (ii) vocational training enabling girls to establish small-scale enterprises. The randomized control trial tracks 4,800 girls over two years.

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Paper

Youth Watch 2012: Problem or Promise? Harnessing Youth Potential in Uganda

BRAC

The Youth Watch 2012 report for Uganda is a wide-ranging study of the aspirations and challenges of Uganda’s youth, published by BRAC in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.

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Report

Making Cents International’s 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Program and “State of the Field” Publication Now Available

Making Cents International

The 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference program is now available for you to review.  The 2013 event will contain two Spotlights: "Opportunities for Rural Youth"focuses on how to support youth in rural areas. "Power of Technology" showcases how to utilize technology in your programming. The conference will take place September 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Click here to view the interactive program. The 2013 “State of the Field” Publication is also available online. Click here to access the latest publication. 

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International's Collaborative Learning and Action
DATE: 
Sep 10, 2013 (All day) to Sep 12, 2013 (All day)

The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the premier learning event for practitioners, policy-makers, funders, private sector companies, technical assistance providers, researchers, educators, government representatives, and youth leaders working to increase economic opportunities for young people.

 

Video: Markus Goldstein Discusses Adolescent Girls' Empowerment

The World Bank

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.

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Video/Audio

Exploring the Intersection of Adolescent Girls’ Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment

FHI 360

Exploring the Intersection of Adolescent Girls’ Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation explores the intersection of reproductive health and economic vulnerability among adolescent girls. 

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Presentation

An Experiment to Build Social, Health and Financial Capabilities of Vulnerable Girls and Boys in South Africa

Population Council

An Experiment to Build Social, Health and Financial Capabilities of Vulnerable Girls and Boys in South Africa was presented under the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. Addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls through economic empowerment initiatives are discussed in this presentation. 

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Presentation

SEEP 2012 Annual Conference

SEEP Network

Join us at SEEP 2012 Annual Conference, focused this year on Building Inclusive Markets: Impact Through Financial and Enterprise Solutions. The SEEP conference is the premier practitioner event in the industry, bringing together over 500 professionals representing 250+ organizations from 70 countries. This year, the SEEP Network will host a number of exciting trainings, workshops, and plenary sessions, bringing together the most dynamic and relevant practitioners in the industry. For the first time, SEEP will also host a career fair in microfinance and enterprise development.

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