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Improving girls’ educational and employment opportunities in Zambia

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evaluation research, females, students, schools, student retention


An endline evaluation of the Zambian Girls 2030 programme which is an initiative of the Ministry of General Education (MoGE), Government of the Republic of Zambia, aimed at the holistic growth and development of the girl child. Supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Restless Development, the programme has been implemented between August 2016 and December 2018 in the districts of Mungwi, Luwingu, Mbala, and Mpulungu in the Northern Province and Pemba, Sinazongwe, Namwala, and Monze in the Southern Province. Twenty-five schools have been covered in each of these districts. One of the objectives of the programme was to support MoGE’s efforts in reducing the dropout rates of the girl child, particularly from Grade 7 upwards, and promote readmission of girls who had left school on account of pregnancy, poverty, or other reasons.

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Australian Council for Educational Research

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