Adolescent Girls Initiative

The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) is a World Bank program that was launched in October 2008. This program is a public-private partnership initiated to help young women, especially adolescent girls, make an easy and successful transition from education to employment. The AGI was piloted in eight low-income countries where women’s opportunities for education and employment are threatened. Each program is tailored according to the cultural context of the eight participant countries, which included Afghanistan, Haiti, Jordan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, and South Sudan. The AGI aims to help women entrepreneurs gain access to labor markets, technology, agricultural land, and infrastructure services. To date, this project has successfully reached 17,000 adolescent girls and generally attained successful results.

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