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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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.
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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.

$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.
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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.

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.
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White Papers in Support of Girls' Secondary 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.

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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

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Meredith Klein

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Joanna Cohen

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