What we are learning: Lasting Change

There is a wealth of knowledge on women and girls’ exclusion from education, and the impact this has on societies and economies. However, governments, donors and policy makers continue to wrestle with how to tackle this challenge and get millions of the world’s poorest girls into school and learning. The GEC aims to change this. An exceptionally rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation of the GEC projects is providing us with a unique and comprehensive resource for understanding how to overcome the factors which hinder the learning of disadvantaged girls.

Photo of pupils studying in a classroomLasting Change:

The Girls’ Education Challenge aims to create lasting change, leaving a legacy of better opportunities and fewer barriers for future girls and boys. It goes beyond ensuring that girls enjoy the benefits of a full cycle of education and are equipped for further education and employment. We work with families, communities, schools, and governments to change attitudes and policy and create leaders with clear vision and high aspirations. Our work to date has already provided important lessons as to how this change can be achieved.

Thematic Reviews take data from the evaluations and other reports. They present findings and lessons on a topic against a backdrop of the current research and discourse. The papers are intended to inform and enhance the continuing implementation of GEC projects in the second phase, as well as to serve as a resource for planning by practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Lessons from the Field are produced quarterly and share the lessons that are being learned by the GEC projects as their work progresses. They aim to support practitioners and policy-makers to understand what is happening on the ground, share best practice and be reassured that they are not alone in facing unexpected challenges. They highlight positive responses to some unexpected and tough challenges – together with a healthy dose of realism and a greater understanding of local situations and issues. Viewed across the portfolio and across the lifetime of the project, they aim to inform and improve future work and programmes.

 

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