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Less than half of children are enrolled in school in Mali; for girls, the number drops below 40 per cent. Attendance rates are even lower, while classrooms are crowded with approximately 57 pupils per teacher. To achieve the MDG by 2015, the average annual rate of increase in Mali must accelerate to 3.61 per cent.

Key Partnerships in
Girls’ Education

The following organizations are among those working together to advance girls’ education in Mali: Academy for Educational Development and French Agency for Development, in addition to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative partners.