News in “Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries”

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UN Secretary General Announces New Global Education Initiative

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched launched a five-year global initiative called Education First that aims to raise the political profile of education and bring together a broad coalition of participants to improve access to ... Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More
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Grantmaking in India

This info sheet covers MacArthur’s grantmaking in India which primarily supports programs to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries. Read More
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Philanthropic Groups Partner to Increase Participation in Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The organizations will provide up to $5 million for efforts to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for marginalized children, especially girls, in developing countries. Read More
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Five Strategies: Corporate Efforts to Improve Global Education

Scaling up corporate and social investments could improve education in the developing world, according to this paper by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Read More
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The Pader Academy: Educating Young Mothers Affected By Uganda's Civil War

The Pader Girls Academy educates girls who have returned to village life in Uganda after being abducted and forced into marriage or pregnancy during the country's civil war. The MacArthur Foundation supports education and human ... Read More

Video: The Education Crisis in Developing Countries

Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institute, details the educational crisis for children in developing countries and its impact on the respective countries' economic success. Read More
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Global Compact on Learning

A report by the Brookings Institution calls for a global policy on access to quality education and learning for youth in the developing world, especially poor girls who are often left behind and disadvantaged. Read More
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Increasing Female Teachers in Africa

This literature review examines empirical evidence that shows how increasing female teachers in primary education may improve girls’ educational achievement and attainment. Read More

$1.2 Million to Support Research and Collaboration on Girls’ Secondary Education in the Developing World

In support of girls’ post-primary education in developing countries, MacArthur awarded four grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Read More
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Harnessing Corporate Philanthropy to Educate the World’s Poor

A report by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings suggests specific opportunities to achieve greater impact in educating the world’s poor through corporate philanthropy. Read More

Slideshow: Girls' Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur’s post-primary education grantmaking aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant post-primary education, with the expectation that advances will have positive implications for both girls and boys. Read More
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White Papers in Support of Girls' Post-Primary Education in Developing Countries

These documents find that girls’ access to education continues to be a challenge acutely felt in particular regions and countries of the developing world and that gaps persist in the quality of girls and boys’ learning. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Renee Munro

Executive Secretary
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Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Planning
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer
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Jennifer Humke

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Kristen J. Molyneaux

Kristen J. Molyneaux

Program Officer, Development and Education

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant
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Gabriela Suarez

Program Administrator
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Laura Young

Program Associate