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India has made impressive progress, especially in girls’ enrolment and attendance rates. But a persistent gender gap continues to contribute to large numbers of children out of school. The average annual rate of increase must rise to 1.65 per cent overall if the country is to meet the MDG by 2015.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in India: Australian Government Overseas Aid Program, CARE, European Union, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and UK Department for International Development, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.