Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Seeking to nurture learner-centered secondary education models that equip economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills and attributes so that they have the opportunity to make decisions appropriate for their lives. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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A Dearth of Women Teachers in Rajasthan

A MacArthur-supported study from the Education Research Unit shows there is a paucity of women math and science teachers in Rajasthan, India.

"Hundreds Inspired by Mentoring Walk"

The Community Agenda
Related Grantee: CEDA International

"In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Pratham USA
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Initiative to Focus on Girls’ Secondary Education

More than 30 groups have joined the project, called Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition & Resources for Girls Education, or CHARGE, which is expected to aid about 14 million girls in the next five years.


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Kristen J. Molyneaux

Senior Program Officer, 100&Change
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Gabriela Suarez

Senior Grants Manager

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer