While investment in adolescent girls is increasing, there remains a gap between what is promised and what is achieved. The gap is widest for girls at the highest risk of the worst outcomes, rendering them invisible. Reaching the most off-track girls is not possible without trusted community relationships, sufficient capacity on the ground, and user-friendly evidence-informed tools and exercises to help practitioners design, test and expand programs. Look to our Essential Reading for more.
WHAT IS INTENTIONAL DESIGN?
Intentional Design is an evidence-based, step-wise approach that guides practitioners through a cycle of segment-specific information collection and analysis by implementing user-friendly tools and exercises to help them create more effective and scalable girl-centered programs. Each collection of a piece of evidence builds on the proceeding one. This learning approach allows for promotes fairness and lays the basis for effective research and evaluation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The AG Community of Practice provides an open-source and readily available platform on which to engage with our tools, program content, and more in Practitioner Resources. Practitioners report that on-the-ground application of the learning tools generates surprising and useful qualitative and quantitative knowledge vital to shaping their work, assessing its reach, and articulating plans for expansion. For more of those stories, see Field Experiences.