The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) program offered training, mentoring and support to vulnerable girls between the ages of 16 and 19 who were out of school, at risk of dropping out, or facing an early marriage. ENGINE is part of 5by20,
A new report from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security – which reviewed independent evaluations of both participating girls and nonparticipants – concluded that the results were encouraging on several fronts.
More than 10,000 out-of-school participants (out of 13,024) secured employment as through program, with more than half joining the
“The results highlight the potential to empower girls, even in very challenging circumstances, with the support of partners that deliberately address overlapping constraints,” said Dr. Jeni Klugman, managing director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. “We also welcome the focus on rigorous evaluation of the program, to better understand what works, as well as persistent constraints.”
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, added, “Women and girls are a central pillar in global development. Many companies, including The
The ENGINE program ran from 2014-2016 and involved multiple partners: The