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Fewer than half of all girls in Benin are in school. Over one third of boys do not attend. Of the children who do complete primary school, barely half continue on to the secondary level. It will require an average annual rate of increase of 2.88 per cent overall, and 3.33 per cent for girls, to achieve the MDG by 2015.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Benin: Borne Fonden, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Coopération Française, Danish International Development Agency, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, United States Agency for International Development, World Education and World Learning, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.