Baseline Survey of the Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative in Nepal

2010

The Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative (AGEI) program was launched by World Bank with support of Nike Foundation, the government of Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom and Denmark to uplift the economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in five low-income and post conflict countries (Afghanistan, Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, and South Sudan). The objectives of the projects was to offer training and mentorship to facilitate young women’s transition to work and share a number of common characteristics, including modest budgets, designs to sustainable increase women’s economic participation in the country. This survey was to obtain baseline indicator at the individual and household level comparing the young adolescents participating in the treatment and those in the control group. The study was collected the information on demographic, social and economic characteristics of individual adolescents and household, education status, income and expenditure, financial knowledge, knowledge of entrepreneurship, gender empowerment, risk taking behaviors, and health and hygiene awareness among the respondents.

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