October 15, 2021

Adolescents, youth and the SDGs: What can we learn from the current data?

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

This report by GAGE, on behalf of AGIP, investigates what we know about adolescent and youth well-being based on available SDG indicator data, and the extent to which data are usefully disaggregated and reported.  The report answers three overarching questions:

  1. What is the state of adolescent and youth progress in key SDGs?
  2. What is the extent of SDG data disaggregation?
  3. Call to action: What are the priority recommendations to be implemented during the Decade of Action leading up to 2030?

October 13, 2021

Adolescent Girls and COVID-19:Mapping the evidence on interventions

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

With the COVID-19 crisis continuing to evolve, evidence on the effectiveness of short-term emergency-oriented responses and long-term mitigation strategies is expanding but still limited. There are, and will continue to be, substantial evidence gaps on programming to address risk across outcomes of importance to adolescent girls.

More evidence is needed to slow the risks posed by the pandemic for this sub-population, which can help guide gender- and age-responsive prevention and impact mitigation investments. Evidence from approaches delivered in other unstable contexts may offer important lessons for decision-making in the current context. Recognizing this, Population Council conducted a structured review (under the auspices of the AGIP) of existing evidence collected prior to the pandemic, across low- and middle-income country contexts.

July 27, 2021

AGIP’s Generation Equality Commitments

News

AGIP is proud to work in partnership to achieve our commitment to amplify and support adolescent girls’ leadership in the ongoing Generation Equality process.

The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) is a global, intergenerational coalition working to affect change for adolescent girls by closing the persistent gap between resources, evidence, and commitments for adolescent girls.

Building on the recommendations in the Young Feminist Manifesto, AGIP will amplify and support adolescent girls’ leadership and the community-driven organizations central to their participation in the GEF process and ACs, support the Adolescent Girls Advisory Body and Youth Task Force to ensure that these spaces are girl and adolescent friendly and gender-inclusive, build the capacity of adolescent girls to develop and use evidence and best practice to inform their advocacy and support adolescent girls so they are centered in GEF accountability mechanisms and have meaningful engagement and co-leadership. Where gaps exist in processes, AGIP will create, resource, and advocate for meaningful participation, leadership, and decision making.

This is a collective AGIP commitment from Women Deliver, Plan International, Girls Not Brides, Amplify Girls, GAGE, She Decides, Malala Fund, and ICRW.

July 27, 2021

Adolescents lead the dialogue on accountability for gender equality

Events

On 1st July 2021, adolescent girl leaders utilized this event to raise their concerns and share their aspirations about the inclusion of girl leaders beyond the Paris Forum, especially when it comes to their inclusion in the implementation and accountability of girl-centric commitments over the next five years. This event was entirely designed by a group of adolescent girl leaders with support from AGIP.

Watch the full recording here.

Read the SUMMARY here.

June 29, 2021

The Road to Generation Equality Forum: An Opportunity to Accelerate Progress with Adolescents and Young People

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

Over the last 25 years, the world has made tremendous strides in shaping a more gender-equal world. Still, millions of adolescent girls and young women face barriers to realizing their health and rights. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has created new setbacks and widened the gulf for girls and women, the Generation Equality Forum (GEF),which began in Mexico City in March and culminates in Paris in June, affords us a unique opportunity to accelerate progress for all.

The upcoming Forum at Paris presents a moment for decision makers to come forward and make bigger, bolder commitments for gender equality. But real progress cannot be achieved without the meaningful engagement and co-leadership of adolescents and young people.