Girls' Education Challenge

Will help over a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education.

The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) was launched by the UK in 2012 as a 12 year commitment to reach the most marginalised girls in the world and is the largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education. The UK is committed to ensuring over a million girls in some of the poorest countries, including girls who have disabilities or are at risk of being left behind, receive a quality education.

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See development tracker for FCDO’s programme-level information

Baseline survey report on marginalised girls and their communities

Midline Evaluation Reports

Endline Reports

Endline evaluation reports from the GEC Evaluation Manager based on surveys which followed up with the GEC girls 3 years on from baseline, and projects’ own evaluation reports. There are also 2 short policy briefs available summarising the evaluation approach, findings and recommendations:

Learning from GEC phase 1


The Girls’ Education Challenge is managed on behalf of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in alliance with Nathan Associates Ltd. and Social Development Direct Ltd.


If you have any queries or comments regarding the Girls’ Education Challenge, please contact the Fund Manger through the website


The Girls’ Education Challenge has a zero tolerance policy on misconduct, including mistreatment of individuals and misappropriation of funds. If you would like more information on the whistle-blowing mechanism, or to report misconduct please email The e-mail account is accessible only by a small number of individuals who have been trained on the requirement to keep the information confidential. We will follow up matters on an anonymous basis and are committed to investigate claims thoroughly and fairly.

Updates to this page

Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 16 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Documents related to Learning from GEC phase 1 added

  2. Endline Evaluation Reports added.

  3. Lessons from the midline evaluation report added

  4. Midline Survey Reports added.

  5. updated Leave No Girls Behind: Frequently Asked Questions 16 December 2016

  6. Deadline for concept notes extended.

  7. Revised version of FAQ's for Leave No Girls Behind window added, 12 December 2016

  8. Leave no girl behind document published.

  9. Process Review brief: February 2016 and Process Review Report: February 2016 added

  10. Strategic Partnerships Window : Baseline Report added

  11. Profiles booklet updated (March 2015) and Case Studies booklet added

  12. updated version of Girls’ Education Challenge – project portfolio booklet added

  13. Minor change made to Project Profiles document - 6 May 2014

  14. Attachment added: Girls’ Education Challenge – project portfolio booklet

  15. Small changes to text, revised version of GEC - Innovation projects document, slightly revised map

  16. Images and links added to the page

  17. Strategic partnership and Innovation window text updated. List of Innovation Window projects added

  18. First published.

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