Provide a literature search to cover: Conditional cash transfers (CCT) to girls, asset transfers to mothers, scholarships for women teachers, school sanitation, bussing girls to school, and mobilising school-based management (SBM) to monitor teacher attendance.
This report provides information on which methods have worked well to improve access to education for girls in Islamic countries. The report covers the following areas:
- Conditional cash transfers to girls- Evaluation results from programes
include examples from Bangladesh, Punjab, Yemen and Nigeria. All
showed increased female enrolment.
- Women teachers increasing girls' attendance- Information was found on
the need for women teachers, with evidence from Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Pakistan and Somalia showing a huge increase in girls'
enrolment when female teachers taught in schools.
- School sanitation- Schools sanitation is very important, an example of
this is that a UNICEF intervention in Bangladesh to improve school
sanitation increased attendance of girls by 11 percent.
- Transport for Girls- Articles are included on Iraq, Afghanistan and
Saudi Arabia. A significant problem is also noted; men are not allowed
to come into contact with school girls but women aren't allowed to
- Mobilising school based management (SBM) committees to monitor
teachers attendance- Examples from Islamic countries were found
discussing SBM and community schooling in general. Information is on
Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Egypt.
Bolton, L. Helpdesk Report: Girls’ Education in Islamic Countries. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2011) 15 pp.