Girls' Education Challenge
There is a wealth of knowledge on women and girls’ exclusion from education, and the impact this has on societies and economies. However, governments, donors and policy makers continue to wrestle with how to tackle this challenge and get millions of the world’s poorest girls into school and learning. The GEC aims to change this. An exceptionally rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation of the GEC projects is providing us with a unique and comprehensive resource for understanding how to overcome the factors which hinder the learning of disadvantaged girls. At the midpoint of the programme, the projects’ evaluation studies are already showing increased attendance and improved results in both literacy and numeracy.