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Against a backdrop of extreme poverty and deprivation, major efforts are underway to bring children back to the classroom. Yet fewer than half of all girls are in school in Afghanistan and meeting the 2015 Goal will require the largest total average annual rate of increase in South Asia. Improved data collection must also be maintained in order to obtain an accurate view of enrolment statistics.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Afghanistan: Columbia University, New York, Danish International Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and United Nations Office for Project Services, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.