Girl development is gaining the attention of national governments, international relief organizations and hundreds of millions of individuals. But to turn ambition into action we have to look critically at how we deliver programming for girls and incorporate girls from the start, says Judith Bruce, senior associate and policy analyst with the Population Council.
It's time to close the gap between awareness, aspirations and investments on the ground for the 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world at the cusp of adulthood and promise.
Girls stand at the centre of the international agenda as key drivers of change. Without a focus on key populations of adolescent girls, critical global and national commitments will not be met. Not only does investing in girls make financial sense, failing to do so is nothing less than planned poverty."
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