Knowledge Note

Lack of affordable childcare can prevent young mothers from participating in youth employment projects. Accessible childcare services can increase young women’s participation rates in training, their productivity and there may also be benefits for children’s development outcomes. The AGI pilots—mainly the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia —integrated childcare into the package of services designed to increase young women’s employment and earnings.

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