Girls' education in international development

The Girls' Education in International Development (GEID) working group provides a space for practitioners, academics and other partners to discuss latest research, programmes and policies on girls' education.


Emily Echessa, Save the Children UK

Purna Shreshta, VSO

Martin Canter, Plan International UK

Purpose of the group:

To share, develop and promote knowledge and learning on programming and policy for girls’ education rights in international development contexts. 


  • Sharing theory, knowledge and experience of effective and ineffective strategies, practices and tools for the improvement of girls’ rights to, within and through education;

  • Promoting engagement with theory and best practice for girls’ quality education and gender equality in education more generally;

  •  Explore opportunities to work together to conduct, synthesize and disseminate research; develop tools; and make policy recommendations on girls’ education rights;

  • Promoting inter-agency collaboration on research, capacity building, proposal development, programming, monitoring and evaluation, and policy work on girls’ education rights;

  • Facilitate dialogue with academic and other networks on aspects of girls’ education in international development

Working Group Publications


Relevant Websites/Resource Websites

Working Group blogs

Naomi Rouse, an independent consultant on Girls' Education, has written this blog post 'A tribute to Afghanistan’s courageous women fighters' about the work of educational charities working in Afghanistan.

Anita Reilly, Education Advisor at Plan UK, has written a blog emphasising how we must not only improve girls' access to education, we must also improve their experience of it. Have a read on our blog page, here.