In this blog we preview a new measure of country effort to improve girl’s education—The Girl’s Education Policy Index.
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Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to get the UK government to feed disadvantaged children during the school holidays is a masterclass in campaigning: a single, achievable policy issue, phenomenal use of his platform, backed with good data and an increasingly strong coalition of partners.
After six months of school closures, Pakistan began reopening its schools in a phased manner on September 15. Schools had been shut since March 13, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the impacts, CGD partnered with TCF in Pakistan and with CERP to survey households with students in TCF schools on how COVID-19 has affected their children’s education, their livelihoods, and health.
What Do Past Shocks Tell Us About the Choices We’ll Face After the Pandemic? A Series on Education Finance Post-COVID
Despite calls to increase education spending in the wake of COVID, policymakers will have to make difficult tradeoffs. To help donors & policymakers facing touch decisions, a new CGD series will examine the evidence on COVID-19's impact on education finance.