©Council on Foreign Relations
Publication Date: 2004
Author/Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The report summarizes the extensive body of research on the state of girls' education in the developing world today; the impact of educating girls on families, economies, and nations; and the most promising approaches to increasing girls' enrollment and educational quality. The overall conclusions are straightforward: educating girls pays off substantially. While challenges still remain, existing research provides us guidance on how to make significant progress.