The following reports speak to the promise held in expanding educational opportunities for girls. These documents make clear that while gains in enrollment have been significant, girls’ access 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.

Gender and Skills Development: A Review
United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, January 2012

Girls' Education, Empowerment and Transtion to Adulthood: The Case for a Shared Agenda
International Center for Research on Women, May 2012

Innovation and Action in Funding Girls' Education
Brookings, March 2015

State of the Field Report: Examining the Evidence in Youth Workforce Development
USAID, February 2013

Transforming Secondary School Education in Nigeria: Supporting Vocational/Technical Curriculum Rollout
Dalberg, August 2014

UNGEI at 10: A Journey to Gender Equality in Education
United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, May 2010

Workforce Connections, Key "Soft Skills That Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus Across Fields
FHI 360, June 2015

World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, January 2012

Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries