The Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) program is UNICEF Nepal’s endeavor to inform the design and implementation of an evidence-based program for adolescents. This ADAP Baseline Study Final Report documents the first comprehensive study of the lives of adolescents in 15 districts of Nepal with high levels of child deprivation where UNICEF is focusing its intervention. The ADAP Baseline Study is aligned with the National Plan of Action for Holistic Development of Adolescents launched in 2013, and highlights the sociocultural and behavioral aspects of adolescents in six domains: Education and Skills; Livelihoods and Financial Literacy; Enabling and Protective Environment; Gender Equity and Social Inclusion; Health and Healthy Behaviors; and Participation and Civic Engagement. The findings of the ADAP Baseline Study are instrumental in planning well-targeted interventions for adolescents in the most marginalized districts of Nepal.
Amin, Sajeda, Ashish Bajracharya, Michelle Chau, and Mahesh Puri. 2014. "UNICEF Nepal Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) baseline study: Final report." New York: Population Council.