Guidance

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 DFID’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

Management

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.

Contact

If you have any queries or comments regarding the Girls’ Education Challenge, please contact the Fund Manager. Email: girlseducationchallenge@uk.pwc.com

Whistleblowing

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 gecpmo@uk.pwc.com. 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.

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.