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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Older siblings—particularly sisters—play a much larger role in caring for young children in many low- and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts, particularly in rural areas and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture and other forms of domestic production. In spite of this, the role that older sisters play in childrearing is often ignored in research and policy discussions of early childhood.
Andia Chakava, Investment Director at the Graça Machel Trust, joined our launch event to share her reflections on the survey’s formulation and findings. Here we further unpack reactions to the survey’s findings, place them within the broader context of the private investment landscape, and highlight opportunities for improvement to move the field forward.
The potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education are numerous and diverse. It’s too early for us to predict with confidence the impact of the pandemic on dropouts and longer-term outcomes. But research from previous pandemics and initial findings in this one can give us clues.