Adolescent Girls' Programming Community of Practice

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

To foster geographically anchored communities of practice and build the capacity of local NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, and governments to better reach the poorest adolescent girls in the poorest communities with their programming through the use of evidence-based tools and the intentional design approach.  

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia

Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2013 - 2022


Over 100 partners

Ministry Affiliation



Anonymous donors

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


6 - 24

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Adult (non-teacher) mentors

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe and welcoming schools

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Curricula, teaching and learning materials are free of gender-bias and stereotypes

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Karen Austrian
Population Council
Senior Associate