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

Read the inception report

Read the terms of reference

Our approach

As Girl Hub was a relatively new organisation, this review was intended to be an interim investigation into the delivery of the programme, with a focus on impact and results to date.

The study examined the relationship between DFID and Girl Hub in depth. We explored how the origins and purpose of this partnership fitted with the Department for International Developmentā€™s new private sector strategy and the ways of working of the new Private Sector Department, which was set up shortly after Girl Hub was established.

We assessed how far it could be used as a model for future partnerships with the private sector and if the results could have been achieved without it.

Review questions

We sought to answer the following questions:

  1. Objective: What is the programme trying to achieve?
  2. Delivery: Is the delivery chain designed and managed so as to be fit for purpose?
  3. Impact: What is the impact on intended beneficiaries?
  4. Learning: What works and what needs improvement?



Published 22 March 2012

Government response

Published 16 April 2012

ICAI follow-up

Published 18 June 2015