While insufficient to meet the vast needs, billions of dollars are being invested in girls’ education advocacy, program, and policy solutions around the world. At the same time, hundreds of millions are invested in research about what works in education. And yet, the policies and approaches that are pursued often don’t line up with what researchers find is effective. The result is that governments, international organizations, and NGOs are too often investing scarce resources in policies or interventions without knowing whether they work. In partnership with Echidna Giving, the GIRL Center at the Population Council developed the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER), an interactive online database that practitioners, researchers, donors, and decisionmakers can use to drive better results for girls, boys, and communities around the world. EGER addresses how to ensure that limited resources are invested in the most effective solutions to achieve gender equality in education. The resulting data provide valuable insights into gaps and opportunities for the global girls’ education field, and this report shares those insights.
Psaki, Stephanie, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski. 2021. "Girls’ Education Roadmap: 2021 Report," EGER Reports. New York: Population Council.
The Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER); GIRL Center