Udaan - Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy in Rajasthan

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I Inactive

Key Information

This programme seeks to improve adolescent sexual health at scale. It adopts a multi sectoral approach to prevent adolescent pregnancy by i) keeping girls in school through cash transfers ii) change attitudes and behaviour towards sexual and reproductive health iii) expand contraceptive method mix choice for young women. We believe that a combined approach to keep girls in school, increase their knowledge and skills when out-of-school, and changing social norms that perpetuate child marriage will yield more benefit than any one single intervention. This model breaks down siloes, layering interventions that go beyond sexual health, combining education, skills development, nutrition and the status of girls in society. The investment focuses on two (possibly three) high-burden districts, demonstrating first before scale-up within four years. The investment has four complementary components: a) Strengthen girl’s motivation by keeping girls in school to prevent early marriage, pregnancy and childbearing. b) Ensure girls have the means to do so – through sex education and youth mobilisation. c) Support pregnant teenagers and young mothers to prevent low birth weight children and break the intergenerational cycle. d) And challenge the community social norms that put girls at risk.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation



2017 - 2020


IPE Global, The YP Foundation

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Girls in school
  • Girls out of school
  • Mothers
  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Adolescent mothers (pregnant or parenting)

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Gender, rights and power
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees

Social/gender norms change

  • Work with community leaders

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased progression to secondary school
  • Increased secondary school completion
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing