A Longitudinal Qualitative Evaluation of an Economic and Social Empowerment Intervention to Reduce Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV in Rural Mozambique

  • Date Posted: October 15, 2019
  • Authors: CGillum
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development
An intervention including business training and health education was implemented in Mozambique, where girls are at elevated risk for acquiring HIV. As part of a mixed-methods evaluation, we describe perceived effects of the intervention on girls’ sexual behavior and school attendance.

  • Longitudinal qualitative data revealed some promising effects of the intervention on outcomes.
  • Findings illustrated potential pathways from intervention to reductions in HIV vulnerability.
  • Programs serving vulnerable girls need to address potential harms of the intervention.
  • We demonstrate the value of using mixed-methods for programmatic evaluations to better understand intervention effects.