WHAT IS UNGEI
About Us: Global Advisory Committee and Partners
Education is central to development and a key to attaining the Millennium Development Goals. It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. The World Bank's strategic thrust is to help countries integrate education into national economic strategies and develop holistic education systems responsive to national socio economic needs. The World Bank is committed to help countries achieve Education For All (EFA) and, through Education for the Knowledge Economy (EKE), build dynamic knowledge societies...>> learn more
Girls’ Education: A World Bank Priority
The World Bank is committed to fighting poverty and has embraced the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals as a World Bank priority. It has recognized the striking body of empirical evidence that demonstrates strong benefits of girls’ education, which span across a wide range of areas including maternal and child health, social stability, environmental benefits and economic growth. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality in education are critical to development, and policies and actions that do not address gender disparities miss critical development opportunities.
The World Bank is a partner and one of many players in the international drive to improve gender equality and empower girls and women. World Bank activities focus on assisting countries’ own efforts to advance gender equality. Through its lending and non-lending activities, the Bank has helped to improve the lives of girls in client countries. Since the World Conference of Education in Jomtien in 1990, the Bank’s emphasis in the area of girls’ education has increased and gender equality has been integrated as an important component of the Bank’s poverty reduction mission...>>learn more
World Bank on UNGEI
World Bank (2008), Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort (Eds), Girls' Education in the 21st Century : Gender Equality, Empowerment and Economic Growth.
World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation (2006)
Boost for the Education For All Fast Track Initiative (18 September 2006)
World Bank: Countries urged to empower women, reduce stigma, to fight HIV (18 August 2006)
World Bank: Easing mobility constraints for women key to bridging gender gaps in Pakistan (4 May 2006)
A plan to get girls in school in Pakistan (4 May 2006)
Leaders back Education for All and urge rich nations to pledge funds (21 April 2006)
Oni R. Lusk-Stover
Education Operations Officer
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