Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

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Improving Learning Outcomes for Children Worldwide

A report by the Learning Metrics Task Force offers recommendations for a holistic and innovative framework to help countries and international organizations measure and improve learning outcomes for children and youth worldwide. Read More
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Pratham Program Gives Girls a Second Chance

In addition to education courses, the Pratham Open School provides young women some vocational skills so that they are able to “pay back” for the course in kind by promising to teach at least 20 children ... Read More
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Assessing Existing and Needed Research in Secondary Education

The report reviews evidence to date on post-primary education and highlights gaps in the literature, with a focus on identifying policies that should be given the highest priority for future research. Read More
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Groups Announce Nearly $18M in Funding for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The partnership of five philanthropic organizations will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries. Read More
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Call for Proposals: Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur and several philanthropic partners announced a call for proposals for projects to increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education for economically disadvantaged and marginalized children in developing countries. Read More
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Investing in Girl's Secondary Education in Developing Countries

The MacArthur Foundation's Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries program aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant secondary education, with the expectation that advances will have positive implications for both girls and ... Read More
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Raising the Status of Girls Worldwide

In connection with the International Day of the Girl Child, MacArthur joined a meeting about a shared commitment to improving the lives of girls worldwide Read More
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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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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

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