Learning from Experience: Case study Afghanistan

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Author/Publisher: World Food Programme
Language: English

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“The substantial increase in school enrolment rates since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001 has been favoured by many factors: the social and political environment, the successful UNICEF-supported back-to-school campaign and the influx of returnees. Comparative enrolment by grades in general education indicates that there was an overall increase of 14 percent in school enrolment. However, the Gender Parity Index (girls to boys' enrolment) continues to remain very low, at 0.35. Cultural and traditional restrictions, together with lack of facilities like water and sanitation, text books and the dire security situation contribute to this difficult situation for girls’ education.”


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