The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), a flagship program of the U.K. Department for International Development, aims to enable up to one million of the world’s poorest girls to have an opportunity to improve their lives through education. GEC invests in developing the global evidence base for understanding what works and why in girls’ education. The program calls upon diverse partners in the public and private sectors to find better, more innovative ways to get — and keep — girls in school while improving the quality of girls’ education so that it has the potential to transform their futures.
FHI 360’s technical team supports GEC’s field monitors; provides country-specific information on education; collaborates to develop appropriate tools, indicators and instruments for measuring access, retention and learning outcomes; and contributes to individual and collective technical and regional expertise.
GEC is managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with technical assistance from FHI 360, Nathan Associates Inc., and Social Development Direct.