The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme (AGEP) was an ambitious project directed toward changing girls’ lives in a significant and meaningful way across areas of education, sexual and reproductive health, marriage and fertility, and experience of violence. This Executive Summary of the project’s findings shows that, overall, the AGEP cohort data, and lessons they have generated from the AGEP are rich, nuanced, and important for informing the next generation of programs for adolescents in Zambia and elsewhere. Even though the study is still under way, and the full longer-term effects of AGEP remain to be seen, the information presented in this report can be used to guide programs and policymakers on program areas of promise, gaps that need to be filled, and a range of questions about how to best serve this population that still need to be answered.
Austrian, Karen, Paul C. Hewett, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Fiammetta Bozzani, Jere R. Behrman, and Jean Digitale. 2016. "Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme: Research and evaluation mid-term technical report—Executive Summary." Lusaka: Population Council.
Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program; GIRL Center