The United Nation Children Fund, the United Nations Population Fund, and Population Council staff collaborated on a number of activities to generate evidence on the lives and experiences of adolescent girls in Belize. The goal of the collaboration was to establish targeted, evidence-based policies and programs sensitive to the unique needs of girls. The information presented in this report is of particular interest to program planners, policymakers, and decisionmakers from a wide range of institutions seeking to designate resources for programs and policies for vulnerable or marginalized subgroups of young people, particularly girls, in Belize. The report presents empirical evidence along with a substantive explanation of the indicators and issues of interest to youth and adolescents. This allows for the translation of the data and information into informed program design, policy analysis, and resource allocation to reach the underserved young people whose well-being is critical to achieving social and economic development in Belize.
Joint UN Programme of Adolescent Girls. 2012. "Belize coverage exercise study: Assessing the status to build a portfolio of targeted interventions for vulnerable girls." New York: Joint UN Programme of Adolescent Girls.