Using Data to See and Select the Most Vulnerable Adolescent Girls
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Making adolescent girls visible is essential so that investments can be targeted toward those at the highest risk of the poorest outcomes. This premise underpins this brief, which seeks to find and target vulnerable adolescent girls and shape policy context. It provides guidance on resources and tools that can reveal the internal diversity of adolescents, identify the onset and extensiveness of vulnerability, demonstrate where there are high concentrations of vulnerable girls, assess girls’ share of youth resources, and identify communities and vulnerable girls for program participation. The brief concludes with field applications for making dynamic use of data. This is one of five 'GIRLS FIRST! Perspectives on Girl-Centered Programming' thematic reviews.