Girls’ education and gender equality

by Elaine Unterhalter, Amy North, Madeleine Arnot et al.
Education Rigorous Literature Review – Department for International Development (DFID), June 2014

112 pp. 2.3 MB: 003_resize

What kind of interventions that research evidence suggests can lead to an expansion and improvement in girls’ education? The study shows that the effectiveness of resource interventions depends on careful targeting of educationally under-resourced families, and thoughtful design of programmes to focus on girls most at risk. Furthermore, good teachers are highly important. Effective interventions are associated with a ‘quality mix’, that is, a combination of a number of different approaches to enhancing gender equality. Interventions concerned with shifting gender norms and enhancing inclusion are under-researched and under-resourced.

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