AGIP is a global, intergenerational coalition working to affect change for adolescent girls by closing the large persistent gap between resources, evidence & commitments for adolescent girls and the lived reality of adolescent girls.
To close the large and persistent gap between resources, evidence & commitments for adolescent girls and the lived reality of adolescent girls in the poorest communities.
The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan envisions a world where girls have the voice, choice and agency to determine their own futures, supported by holistic investment that responds to the full complexity of girls’ lives and needs.
AGIP partners bring a wide range of expertise, capabilities and networks to bear, to address eight critical challenges and pre-conditions for adequate and sustained investments in adolescent girls:
- Recognition of the agency and power of girls and the need for their leadership in their own lives.
- A need for holistic, joined up investments across sectors and policies.
- Programmes and planning that combine sectors and actors to address the needs of girls at different periods of childhood and adolescence – beyond fragmented, siloed approaches
- The importance of gender-transformative approaches that engage men and boys as part of solutions to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, and as allies confronting unequal power relations and promoting gender equality.
- The imperative of reaching the most disadvantaged girls and including those who are left behind or invisible – including through investments that support local groups and organizations of young people and women and enable changes in community priorities [norms] and practices
- The importance of data and evidence-based solutions to channel investment where it is most likely to be effective, and in what combinations, to support the lives of girls. These data include the lived experience and perspectives of girls themselves
- Ensuring that all forms of resources – including financing, data, and evidence – reach and support decision making and action at sub-national, district and municipal levels, as well as global and national ones
- Engaging local community members, including male leaders and family members, to support girls to gain opportunities, education and empowerment.
- Commitment: Adolescent girls are inadequately prioritised by government ministries and donors in investing, budgeting and evaluation processes.
- Evidence: There is a lack of robust evidence and effective use of existing evidence on girls’ diverse risks and opportunities, including what works.
- Capacity: Limited knowledge and skills among public, private and civil society acts in settings with large numbers of girls at high risk of worst outcomes.
We will define and shape an investment framework that includes:
- A roadmap for investment in adolescent girls, developed in partnership with girls themselves
- A core package of holistic interventions for adolescent girls, with costed models
- A set of budgeting tools for policy makers / ministries to adapt the core interventions to national and subnational contexts