Learning and resources on gender in education
Girls' learning and empowerment: The role of school environments
In addition to its effects on economic development and public health, education contributes to women’s empowerment and gender equality. Although this is widely recognised, there is little synthesised knowledge on how schooling can be organised to maximise empowerment. This policy brief therefore brings together evidence to better understand which kinds of school environments and pedagogical approaches are most effective in promoting girls’ learning, and how school-based learning contribute to girls’ and women’s empowerment. The review draws on 150 studies identified through structured searches of key journals and institutional websites, as well as recommendations from experts in the field.