Policy & Analysis

HeLP's peer-to-peer promotes health lifestyles among Indonesian secondary school students, substantially decreasing the risk of unhealthy behavior and increasing knowledge associated with sexual relationships, HIV/AIDs, and drug prevention.

Financial Education's Contribution to Girls' Economic Empowerment: A Global Review

Globally, there are 600 million adolescent girls in developing countries who face challenges to education and health services and too often face persistent discrimination and violence. They frequently have limited opportunities to gain the education, knowledge, resources, and skills that can lead to economic advancement. Programs and interventions that seek to expand those opportunities, such as those containing financial education, can be critical levers for change in adolescent girls’ lives; helping them to gain independence, establish good financial habits, and improve their future prospects for decent work. Helping girls gain control of the decisions that affect them can help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.