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BRAC's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents: Changing Mind-Sets and Going to Scale with Social and Financial Skills for Girls

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AUTHOR Farzana Kashfi, Santhosh Ramdoss and Scott MacMillan
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DATE 2012
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Farzana Kashfi, Santhosh Ramdoss and Scott MacMillan, from BRAC and BRAC USA, highlight BRAC's  network of clubs for adolescent girls, called Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents, which are now active in Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Haiti and Sierra Leone. This program has been shown to have positive impacts, for example a randomized evaluations of BRAC's ELA programs in Uganda have shown that over a two-year period, among a chort where teen pregnancy rates were 20 to 25 percent lower in Ugandan villages with and ELA program versus a control sample from similarly situated villages without and ELA program. 


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