To impact the lives of adolescent girls and young women, organisations must first ensure their own sustainability and develop effective and impactful operations. This means designing operational processes and structures with the participant in mind. Leadership and economic empowerment pathways cannot exist without sound recruitment, retention and programme exit strategies. In addition, creating strong partnerships are essential to reach important programme outcomes such as connecting girls and young women to employment, entrepreneurship opportunities or further education.
Lastly, to create sustainable LEEP programmes, organisations need to determine if they currently have the capacity, think through funding strategies and embed important success factors in their daily operations.