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Providing Microfinance and Social Space to Empower Adolescent Girls: An Evaluation of BRAC’s ELA Centres

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  • Rizwana Shahnaz
  • Raihana Karim

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Lately there has been a surge in the variety of approaches to assist the adolescents, specially the girls, in building up their lives and livelihoods. With financial assistance from Nike Foundation, BRAC started combining financial and social interventions in 2005 by setting up ELA (Employment and Livelihood for Adolescents) Centres for the ELA microfinance group members. This study is intended to assess the usefulness of this combined approach. It is based on a panel dataset of ELA Centre participants and non-participants, which tried to capture changes using qualitative tools.[Working Paper No. 3]

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  • Rizwana Shahnaz & Raihana Karim, 2010. "Providing Microfinance and Social Space to Empower Adolescent Girls: An Evaluation of BRAC’s ELA Centres," Working Papers id:2549, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2549
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    adolescents; girls; livelihoods; Nike Foundation; financial assistance; BRAC; Employment; Livelihood; ELA Centre; capture; qualitative; social interventions; microfinance; employment; livelihood; panel; dataset;

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