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Need Assessment and Mapping of the Livelihood Opportunities for Adolescent Girls in Selected Districts of Bihar

CEDPA India collaborated with Women Development Corporation (WDC) in Bihar to implement a project tilted ‘Swanirbhar’ aimed at enhancing economic empowerment of adolescent girls through a demonstration model of integrating livelihood generation options with adolescent education. CEDPA commissioned a need assessment and mapping study to TRIOs before commencement of the project. The study aimed at mapping livelihood opportunities for adolescent girls in the two districts of Bihar.

Key process undertaken by TRIOs;

  • FGDs with adolescent girls & parents
  • Discussion with key Government officials
  • Discussion with NGOs in the region

Key outcomes of the assessment:

  • Rapid assessment of education, skills & knowledge levels of adolescent girls conducted
  • Skill development opportunities for adolescent girls in government and private sector identified
  • Livelihood opportunities for adolescent girls  mapped in project districts