Better Life for Girls (BLG) Ghana

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Key Information

The Better Life for Girls (BLG) programme, a partnership between the Government of Ghana, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has ended with a call to sustain and scale up interventions for adolescent girls in Ghana. This will contribute to continued progress towards the country’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2017 - 2021


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion
  • Secondary Enrollment

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

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


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting)

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Gender-sensitive curricula

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Reducing economic barriers

  • Addressing cost of school supplies
  • Financial literacy training

School-related gender-based violence

  • Violence prevention curriculum/activities for students


  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Literacy - outside the classroom
  • Numeracy - in the classroom
  • Numeracy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action
  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced violence against children in the home

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)