Adolescents and young girls

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This overview presents the results of a crosscutting evaluation of six projects funded by L’Initiative on the theme “Adolescents and Young Girls” implemented in ten countries in Africa and Asia. Considering the importance of adolescents and young girls in achieving the goal of ending HIV/AIDS by 2030, in 2015 L’Initiative launched a dedicated call for projects on this theme to select projects fitting with one or more of the following areas:


  • Understanding the determinants of infection and access to care among young people
  • Preventing new infections through innovative strategies
  • Adapting the provision of care to better meet the specific needs of young people
  • Combating discrimination, especially against key populations and people living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Strengthening youth involvement in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs responding to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis


The evaluation was carried out by Gaïa Développement and STEPS between July 2018 and February 2020. The team comprised three principal evaluators, supported by four consultants. The evaluation involved:

  • Evaluating each project on the ground individually to meet L’Initiative’s accountability objectives.
  •  A cross-cutting analysis of the results, making it possible to draw lessons from the combined experience and to identify best practices with regard to adolescents and young girls, with a view to learning from experiences and improving the quality of projects funded by L’Initiative.



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