As a pioneer in the relatively young field of adolescent livelihood programs, the Population Council has implemented and evaluated a range of projects that test vocational training, savings, financial education, and credit initiatives. Since the 1990s, the Council has documented the importance of adolescents’ livelihoods and worked to adapt adult livelihood models to fit adolescents’ unique needs. While these programs often share common strategies and elements, all Council adolescent initiatives recognize the need to learn from and adapt to the local context. Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief No. 17 reviews the Council’s work on adolescent livelihoods during the past decade, which has yielded valuable lessons to guide current and future programs.
Amin, Sajeda. 2011. "Enhancing the benefits of girls' livelihood initiatives," Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Productive Transitions to Adulthood Brief no. 17. New York: Population Council.