More girls are finishing primary school in GPE countries

Graph of the week. 12 GPE partner countries in this graph have shown impressive progress in getting more girls to complete their primary education, and this progress was even more pronounced after they joined GPE. We support partner developing countries in addressing the barriers to girls’ education during the planning and implementation of their education strategies.

October 14, 2016 by GPE Secretariat
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Graph showing gender parity index in 2002 and 2014 for 12 GPE partner countries. Credit: GPE Secretariat

The 12 GPE partner countries in this graph have shown impressive progress in getting more girls to complete their primary education, and this progress was even more pronounced after they joined GPE.

The gender parity index shows how many girls finish primary school compared to boys. A perfect gender parity index (as many girls as boys finishing primary school) would be at 1.

Gender equality is a key principle of GPE, as stated in GPE 2020, GPE’s strategic plan 2016-2020. We support partner developing countries in addressing the barriers to girls’ education during the planning and implementation of their education strategies.

These good results in primary school shouldn’t hide the fact that much more needs to be done to ensure that girls can transition to secondary school and complete their education.

Gender disparities become more pronounced in secondary school as social, economic and health-related barriers put increased pressure on girls’ ability to stay in school and learn.

There are still 61 million girls around the world who can’t go to school.

Learn more in our new policy brief: Advancing gender equality in education across GPE countries

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Unfortunately after finish their education a lot , well too many , youngster's are un-employed. And still stay within that situation for a long period . Therefore we started a multidisciplinair project in the NE-Lakeside Ghana. Not only education but in the mean time STIMULATE entrepreneurship in Agriculture and different kind of Small business. All in a frame of GOOD and RELIABLE local NGO GOVERNANCE . Still we are looking for all kind of support . Thanks in advance.

Dear Sirs,
Of course you did a very good job. Our experience after school is that most youngsters stay un-employed. Boys and girls . Therefore we started a multidisciplinair project . Not only reading and counting but also Practical Agriculture / crops-poultry-cattle - poultry - livestock - treeplanting . Also stimulate small business and learning entrepreneurship. All in a frame of a local NGO
with GOOD and RELIABLE GOVERNANCE .
NGO boardmembers : Females and Males.
So after school they have more chances to get a better future.
Thanks .

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