The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), a programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and led by PwC, is the world’s largest dedicated fund – at £300m – promoting girls’ education, and funds 37 projects in 18 countries. The GEC will help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education.
The GEC achieves these goals by drawing on over 80 PwC staff and contractors spread across 14 different countries, with PwC people from Kenya, Ghana, India and Mozambique holding regional leadership positions. Sharing lessons learned and evidence is an important objective of the GEC. The approach used to monitor and evaluate the results it achieves is unsurpassed in its rigour, following over 70,000 girls and households across 18 countries, and measuring their learning.
This evidence will facilitate future research and allow lessons and insights to be leveraged by all – thus further improving the lives of marginalised girls. For more information please visit www.gov.uk/girls-education-challenge.