Formative Evaluation of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative

Formative Evaluation of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative

Just returning from Tanzania and working on Inclusive Education – quite a shock to find parents celebrating that their daughter has failed the end of primary school exam -so she does not have to move on to secondary school (she gets married instead!). The father can then receive his cows (wealth) for her dowry. We still have a long way to go to improve the quality of education and an equitable system that supports girls achievements in all areas of the curriculum.

Worth reading the UNGEI report…

The evaluation, commissioned by the UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (GAC) in 2010, was conducted ten years after the anniversary of the establishment of UNGEI.  The purpose was to establish a baseline for the partnership and to document achievements and challenges in the three UNGEI outcome areas: policy and advocacy for girls’ education and gender equality; good practice identification and dissemination; and partnership establishment.

The full report is available here



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