Please identify examples of integrated programmes that support adolescent girls.
This rapid review provides examples of integrated programmes that support adolescent girls. These are programmes which provide integrated support across multiple sectors or activities at once, e.g. covering aspects such as health, education, economic empowerment, preventing violence, forced marriage, etc.
The rapid review uncovered more programme reports than independent programme evaluations, although most programmes appear to have ongoing monitoring or preliminary evaluations. There was very little engagement with programmes’ cost and cost effectiveness; the methods of programme scale-up; and concrete lessons learned. This information is provided where available in the literature.
This rapid review provides examples of integrated programmes that support adolescent girls. The programmes have positive impacts on girls’ empowerment, livelihoods, health and education. Evaluations found that girls especially appreciated having a nearby safe space of their own and being educated by their peers. Girls who participate in integrated programmes may experience the greatest overall gains from programme participation.
Rohwerder, B. Integrated programmes supporting adolescent girls (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1125). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 19 pp.