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Gender Education Monitoring Report Gender Review 2018

In this sixth Gender Review, a series that began in 2011, the Global Education Monitoring Report team maintains the focus on a broad conception of gender equality that extends beyond counting boys and girls in classrooms. The review's first part examines disparities in participation and skills, in education and political leadership positions, and in selected aspects of infrastructure and curricula. It also examines gender issues in professional development by exploring the role of education in three other SDGs: those concerning agriculture, health and water sanitation. The second part of the review analyses institutions, laws and policies to explore ways to determine and enforce accountability for gender equality in education.  

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Missed opportunities: the high cost of not educating girls

This report estimates the global impact of depriving girls of education as well as showing how educational attainment can affect their life chances and choices, and the outcomes of this at an individual, family and community level. Its findings show the transformative power of education for girls in six areas: (1) earnings and standards of living, (2) child marriage and early childbearing, (3) fertility and population growth, (4) health, nutrition and well-being, (5) agency and decision-making, and (6) social capital and institutions. Findings indicate that limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion dollars in lost lifetime productivity and earnings. The report also finds that primary education is not enough. Across many indicators, benefits from primary education only are limited.

Gender Education Monitoring Report Gender Review 2018

In this sixth Gender Review, a series that began in 2011, the Global Education Monitoring Report team maintains the focus on a broad conception of gender equality that extends beyond counting boys and girls in classrooms. The review's first part examines disparities in participation and skills, in education and political leadership positions, and in selected aspects of infrastructure and curricula. It also examines gender issues in professional development by exploring the role of education in three other SDGs: those concerning agriculture, health and water sanitation. The second part of the review analyses institutions, laws and policies to explore ways to determine and enforce accountability for gender equality in education.  

Evidence Review: Mitigating threats to girls' education in conflict affected contexts - current practice

Recognising the particular vulnerabilities affecting girls in conflict-affected contexts, this review focuses on girls’ education. The cost of not investing in education for girls far exceeds the cost of investing. Girls’ education increases economic growth, increases women’s wages, improves women’s health, reduces child marriage, and increases individual and community empowerment. Furthermore, actions that enable girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts can create ‘windows of opportunity’ for transformative change that may not have existed prior to the conflict.