What we are learning

The Girls’ Education Challenge is providing a unique and comprehensive resource for understanding how to overcome the factors which hinder the learning of disadvantaged girls.

We aim to share this learning to help improve the delivery of girls’ education and to influence policy, practice and resource allocation. We want to create a legacy that will support future practice, policy, programme design and research. We are making this information as accessible as possible through a variety of products and resources – from reports and tools, to blogs and interviews – to reach as wide an audience as possible in the girls’ education sector and beyond.




Portfolio in Practice: Practical guidance on effective ways to drive performance across a complex and diverse portfolio of projects

Learning Briefs: A synthesis of learning from GEC interventions and approaches that have been successful in supporting improvements in girls’ education

GEC Learning Digest: Quarterly round up of GEC learning covering recent events, webinars, reports and blogs

Evaluations: Independent Evaluator studies and baseline, midline and endline evaluations of GEC projects

Thematic review: Deep dive into an issue or approach, based on research and lessons from GEC projects

Tools and guidance: Practical advice, including case studies, usable frameworks and protocols

Country briefings: Updates from GEC countries on project activities, achievements and lessons learned

Lessons from the field: Short, themed reports based on GEC project activities and experiences


Independent evaluations

The latest independent evaluation (December 2021) can be found here

You can access the annex documents here

You can also access independent evaluations of the first phase of the GEC on the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/girls-education-challenge.