Glimpse: Young women play a critical role in the socioeconomic advancement of their communities and nations throughout the Sahel. They can contribute more to economic growth, poverty reduction, and enhanced health and education if they have access to better health services, education, employment possibilities, and decision-making opportunities. Since its inception in 2015, the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend initiative (SWEDD), supported by the World Bank, has contributed to the accomplishment of these goals in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The SWEDD, which is funded by the World Bank’s Fund for the Poorest Countries through the International Development Association (IDA), aims to empower young women economically by addressing the underlying reasons of adolescent girls’ early school