Girl Hub: a DFID and Nike Foundation initiative

Girl Hub, a joint initiative between DFID and Nike Foundation, was established to help decision-makers and donors do more to address the needs and rights of adolescent girls. Our report assesses this partnership.

Score: Amber/Red
  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 22 March 2012
  3. Type: Other
  4. Subject: Private sector, Women and girls
  5. Assessment: Amber/Red
  6. Location: Rwanda
  7. Lead commissioner: Graham Ward CBE


Girl Hub intends to combine DFID’s development expertise and global reach with Nike Foundation’s experience working in the field of adolescent girls, its communications skills and its approach to business planning and innovation to empower girls and to influence donors and governments.

The purpose of the review was to examine how effectively and efficiently the Girl Hub partnership was delivering impact and whether it should be used as a model for future partnerships. As of 2012, it had been operating for two years and had spent £2.9 million of its £15.6 million budget.

As a result of our findings this review is marked amber-red.



Published 22 March 2012

Government response

Published 16 April 2012

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 June 2015