Adolescent girls have become a key target population for empowerment, health, and development initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. This collection of tools is intended for organizations that are committed to extending their programs to reach excluded subpopulations of girls and young women—whether they are the poorest girls in the poorest communities, the 10–14-year-old girls who are out of school and not living with either parent, or another subpopulation of young girls who are likely to miss out. The collection contains tools and exercises to help programmers translate evidence on “what works” into girl-centered programming. The resources in this collection focus on programs that have been effective—through empowerment and the building of protective assets—in reducing girls’ risks and broadening their opportunities. The tools and exercises in this collection will help program staff: assess and adjust current target groups and establish new target groups to ensure they are reaching those most in need of protective assets; adapt program materials to respond to the reality of girls’ lives; and monitor and evaluate programs to measure effects and adjust activities to increase impact.
Population Council. 2016. "Building Girls’ Protective Assets: A Collection of Tools for Program Design." New York: Population Council.
Empowering Girls and Young Women at High Risk of HIV Infection: A Capacity Strengthening Project; The Girl Roster™ : A Practical Tool for Strengthening Girl-Centered Programming; Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice; GIRL Center