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Devex: 6 Tips for Designing Programs to Better Serve Girls from Girl Summit DC

Devex highlighted six recommendations to put girls at the center of development programs from the recent Girl Summit DC.

Thoai Ngo, deputy director of the Council’s poverty, gender and youth program, shared insights during a panel about research and programs.

“There is a ‘staggering’ gap in the research and literature focused on what works to improve the health and well-being of adolescent girls, according to Ngo. Between 1990 and 2014, only 77 research articles were written on the topic, he said, and of those only 29 percent could be considered ‘high-quality research.’

…We need to invest more in high quality and rigorous research in order to better understand what works and what doesn't work to help guide investment, program, and policies, Ngo said.”

Read the article at Devex and Ngo’s commentary on the Girl Summit on the Council’s News & Views blog. A full video recording of the event is available at the Center for Global Development.