Girls Count: A Global Investment and Action Agenda
One in eight people in the world is a girl or young woman 10 to 24 years old. Young people are the fastest growing segment of the population in developing countries, and their welfare is fundamental key economic and social outcomes. But girls in developing countries face systematic disadvantages over a wide range of welfare indicators, including health, education, nutrition, labor force participation, and the burden of household tasks. This CGD initiative examined ways to improve the welfare of girls and young women in developing countries.