This report draws on 17 different case studies exploring programmes which have increased educational opportunities for marginalised girls and promoted gender equality and education.
The 17 organisations and local governments across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia were selected to compile case studies by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality (UNGEI Good Practice Fund).
This report presents an analytical synthesis of the 17 good practice case studies and has the following objectives:
- To distil relevant policy and programming lessons, focusing not only on the results attained but also on how they were achieved.
- To explore the main challenges agencies faced during implementation and how they overcame these, highlighting lessons learned.
- To help practitioners, donors and educational authorities by providing a wealth of information to develop a better understanding of what gender equality in education means in practice and the factors that can support this goal.