The Girls’ Education Challenge announced a new funding window in 2017, Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB). LNGB focuses on highly marginalised adolescent girls aged between 10 and 19 who are out of school/work by funding targeted ‘catch up’ programmes providing literacy, numeracy and skills for life and work. There is a strong focus on accelerating girls’ learning outcomes so that they achieve functional literacy and numeracy, and acquire relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for life and work.
LGNB includes an integrated research and evaluation programme to ensure uptake of GEC-generated evidence to drive policy and programme learning at all stages of a girl’s education journey. As thought leaders in the MEL sphere, Itad is providing independent expert technical advice to GEC on the relevance, merit and appropriateness of existing learning outcome targets and the proposed evaluation approach for the projects under the LNGB funding window.
Image © Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Photo Credit: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development via Flickr