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Saturday, 8th October 2011

Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies

Source: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

From the press release:

Adolescent girls living in rural areas of the developing world have untapped potential to drive economic development and help meet the world’s future food supply needs, says a new report released by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies identifies opportunities to empower rural girls to spur economic and social change in their families and communities. Catherine Bertini, 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, serves as the publication’s lead author and chair of the project that produced the report. ...

The publication serves as the next volume of “Girls Count,” a report series jointly led by the Nike Foundation and the United Nations Foundation to provide research specifically focused on issues affecting adolescent girls in the developing world.

The report is the culmination of the Girls in Rural Economies project, which draws upon The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ previous work on agriculture and development.

+ Link to full report (PDF; 12.36 MB)

+ Link to executive summary (PDF; 1.56 MB)



Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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