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Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya: Endline evaluation report

Population Dynamics and Sexual Reproductive Health and Right

Early pregnancy is a challenge for girls in Kenya that often has immediate effects on their educational
opportunities, future implications for their social, health, and economic outcomes, and negative impacts on their
children. However, early pregnancy is an outcome shaped by a myriad of issues affecting an adolescent girl’s life—
including community norms on gender roles, violence, and the value of girls; barriers to formal education;
household poverty; lack of economic independence; experience of violence; and social isolation. For girls to achieve
well-being in early and late adolescence, no single-sector intervention—whether it be education, health, wealth
creation, or the prevention of violence—will be adequate.
The Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya (AGI-K) delivered multi-sectoral interventions to over 6,000 girls ages 11–15
in two marginalized areas of Kenya: 1) the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi and 2) Wajir County in Northeastern
Kenya. Implemented by Plan International in Kibera and Save the Children in Wajir, these interventions were
carried out for two years (2015 to 2017) and comprised a combination of girl-level, household-level, and
community-level interventions. The hypothesis is that these interventions would build girl-level social, education,
health, and economic assets, as well as improve household economic assets in the medium term, which will lead
to delayed childbearing in the longer term.

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Research Scientist

Benta A. Abuya

Benta is an education specialist with training in Demographic Research.…

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Associate Research Scientist

Yohannes Wado

Yohannes is working under the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health…

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