AGEI

Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative in Nepal – First Follow Up Survey 2013

2013

The Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative (AGEI) project is the World Bank led program in partnership with the Nike Foundation and the governments of Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Denmark in five low-income and post conflict countries (Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, and South Sudan) from year 2008. This initiative was to promote the economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women by offering training and mentorship to facilitate young women’s transition to work and sustainable increase women’s participation in economic activities. In Nepal, Helvitas, an international NGO which serves as the Employment Fund Secretariat (EFS), has been executing skills training and employment program in different parts of the country. New ERA, being a national independent research organization, has served a series of surveys of AGEI Nepal. Those surveys are: Baseline survey 2010, AGEI 2011 Baseline, and Midline Survey, AGEI 2012 Baseline; Mid-line and Second Follow-up Survey, and AGEI 2013 First Follow-up Survey. The baseline surveys used to benchmark status before the program intervention and the endline surveys was to compare the post intervention performance indicators. The study assessed the indicator on education, gender empowerment, risk taking behaviors, remittance and household income, food behavior, risk behaviors and participation in skill development training. The study also assesses perception of household head on satisfaction with various aspects of their lives such as education, job or profession, dwelling, income and overall satisfaction with their life.

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