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This document is the Women’s Refugee Commission and the Population Council’s adaptation of the Building Assets Toolkit and its core activity, the Asset Exercise, for use in humanitarian contexts. An asset-building exercise is a thoughtful way to build intentional program content for girls to determine what assets they need in order to survive and thrive. This is particularly important for programs intended to reach the poorest girls in the poorest communities based on sound evidence on the reality of their lives. The Council’s Building Assets Toolkit is rooted in this exercise, helping practitioners, policymakers, and advocates build tailored, meaningful, and positive content to support specific subpopulations of girls. Building a girl’s asset profile is a process of envisioning what success looks like at different ages and in different places. Framed by local conditions and data, it is a strength-based approach that builds upon girls’ existing capabilities. The Building Assets Toolkit is constantly being added to as it is translated into many languages and adapted into various cultural contexts.






Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice; GIRL Center