Impact Report on BRAC USA’s Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents program

Program activities
In girls-­only safe spaces (Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) Clubs), girls in Uganda receive training in life skills, confidence building, financial literacy and specific livelihoods, and microloans for older girls to start businesses.



$40 increases the future earnings of an adolescent girl by $200.


BRAC USA and third­-party evaluators conducted a randomized controlled trial of the ELA program to estimate impact.

Data source
BRAC USA's survey data collected directly from program participants in 100 treatment communities and non­-participants in 50 control communities.

Attribution method
BRAC USA estimated counterfactual success by tracking the outcomes of a control group whose members were randomly assigned not to receive the intervention.

This report was created by BRAC USA with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers May 2008 to June 2012.

Elijah Goldberg