Center for Global Development
Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health
Center for Global Development.
Girls Count (2008)
One person in eight is a girl or young woman age 10–24. Young people are the fastest growing segment of the population in developing countries, and their welfare is a fundamental input for key economic and social outcomes -- including the size and competitiveness of tomorrow's labor force, future economic growth, improved governance, and healthy civil societies.