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Only half of all children are in primary school in Bhutan, and the enrolment rate for boys is higher than the enrolment rate for girls. In order to meet the MDG by 2015, Bhutan faces the second highest required average annual rate of increase in the region, after Afghanistan. The lack of reliable data from Bhutan makes it difficult to assess progress toward universal primary education.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Bhutan: Bhutan Broadcasting Service, Canadian International Development Agency, Danish International Development Agency, Helvetas and Save the Children, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.