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. As noted in this report summary, the Girls’ Education Roadmap shares insights derived from data in the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER). The report reviews thousands of studies and assesses hundreds of organizations to figure out who’s doing what, what’s working where, and what are the biggest needs facing girls. The goals were to make sure governments, NGOs, and donors are investing in what works and to make sure researchers are focusing on answering the most urgent questions for the field.
Psaki, Stephanie, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski. 2021. "Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report Summary," EGER Reports. New York: Population Council.
The Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER); GIRL Center