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For close to two thirds of all children in Burkina Faso, school is still well out of reach. Girls are especially disadvantaged: Barely 30 per cent are enrolled, and even fewer attend. To achieve the MDG by 2015, Burkina Faso will need to record an average annual rate of increase of over 4 per cent overall, and over 5 per cent for girls.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Burkina Faso: The government development agencies of Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.