January 26, 2023

Investing in adolescent girls: mapping global and national funding patterns from 2016-2020

AGIP Joint Publications, Publications, Resources

The Investing in Adolescent Girls Report by GAGE produces a comprehensive snapshot of investments in adolescent girls’ development as well as identifies which aspects of girls’ lives and well-being the funds are directed to, so as to facilitate a discussion on key priorities for future investments.

The report presents findings from a mapping exercise undertaken at the global and country levels (Ethiopia and Bangladesh), drawing on published data on donor official development assistance (ODA) flows complemented by key informant interviews with donors. 

December 8, 2022

Community of Practice event: Safeguarding for meaningful engagement with adolescent girls.

Tools, Resources

On 11th October 2022, AGIP hosted our first Community of Practice event: ‘Safeguarding for meaningful engagement with adolescent girls’. This took place during the the 24-Hour Virtual Forum organised by Plan International to celebrate International Day of the Girl 2022. The event highlights the need for strengthened safeguarding practices in the social development sector with respect to meaningful engagement with adolescent girls. The multi-stakeholder workshop brought together adolescent girls, youth, development practitioners, girls’ rights activists, allies, and funders to openly discuss challenges, share experiences and best practices with the intention to collectively advance the existing safeguarding practices in the social development sector.

The summary report includes contributions made by the participants. We hope that the recommendations, stories, activism, and lived experiences of adolescent girls and girls’ rights allies will continue to transform the safeguarding practices in the sector. AGIP’s Safeguarding Checklist is a useful tool to put the recommendations from the report into practice. Please contact us if you’d like to engage with similar events in the future.

Resources: Summary reportAGIP’s Safeguarding Checklist

November 30, 2021

Young Leaders’ Experiences and Recommendations to Strategically Tackle Child, Early, and Forced Marriage


Authors: Eyleen, Sarah Alheiwidi and Eglė Janušonytė

Tackling the drivers and outcomes of child marriage requires the voices of young activists and researchers as we are able to bring a fresh perspective to understanding the pressures that adolescent girls face in our communities and contribute ideas about solutions that will resonate in our specific contexts. In this commentary, we bring together the voices and experiences of three young women activists and researchers from three additional regions—Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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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.