Recent Learnings for Theme 2: Cross-Sectoral Impact of PYD Programs
Evaluation report on the Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP), which focused on building the social, health, and economic assets of adolescent girls aged 10–19 in Zambia. Key findings observed included improved sexual and reproductive health knowledge, improved self-efficacy, improved savings behaviors and decreased transactional sex (for girls who were sexually active at the start).
Evaluation of Filles Éveillées (Girls Awakened): A pilot program for migrant adolescent girls in domestic service
Evaluation report of the Filles Éveillées (Girls Awakened) intervention which focused on providing migrant adolescent girls in Burkina Faso working in domestic service with a safe space to meet regularly, build their life skills and link them to services. Significant improvements were observed across all outcomes of interest including self-confidence, health knowledge and social capital.
Evaluation of the responsible, engaged, and loving (REAL) fathers initiative on physical child punishment and intimate partner violence in Northern Uganda
The REAL Fathers Initiative is a community-based mentoring program that works with young Ugandan fathers (16-25 years old) who are parenting a child 1-3 years old. Results from the evaluation showed positive effects of the intervention on increasing positive parenting practices, confidence in using nonviolent discipline, and lowering the odds of use of physical punishment, and use of psychological and verbal intimate partner violence. (2017)
Self-Determination, Engagement, and Young Energy in a Fragile Environment: Positive Youth Development in Northeast Kenya
This report presents key findings and lessons learned from the Garissa Youth and Yes Youth Can! North Eastern Region projects. The EDC-led youth livelihood projects in the North Eastern Province of Kenya engaged youth in career development, livelihoods, and civic participation activities while empowering them to improve their economic opportunities. (2016)
Endline report of the Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) project which aims to develop and test a package of evidence-based, scalable, life-stage tailored interventions to transform gender norms, reduce gender-based violence (GBV), and promote gender-equitable attitudes and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) among adolescents ages 10-19 in post-conflict communities in northern Uganda. (2016)
This report is a summary of ICRW’s evaluation of the Towards Economic and Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls (TESFA) program which examined whether participation in the TESFA project had impacts on the lives of the adolescent girl participants in terms of their economic opportunities, reproductive health and general wellbeing. (2014)
Shaping Futures: Planning Ahead for Girls’ Empowerment and Employability. An evaluation study of a school-based girls’ gender integrated skills program in Delhi, India
This evaluation report presents findings from ICRW’s Planning Ahead for Girls’ Empowerment and Employability (PAGE) program. PAGE was an intervention research project which aimed at building empowerment and employability skills in school settings for girls from low-income communities. (2017)
Adolescent girls' experiences of violence in school in Sierra Leone and the challenges to sustainable change
This article by Anita Reilly explores what is working to reduce gender-based violence in junior secondary schools in Sierra Leone, focusing in particular on Plan UK's Building Skills for Life project. The project focuses on supporting the empowerment of adolescent girls through a life cycle approach, focusing on four core areas: the attainment of a quality basic education, freedom from violence, economic empowerment, and the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights. (2014)