Transformative Political Leadership for Girls' Education
In spite of the progress made in the last decade, millions of girls around the world are still being denied their right to learn. When girls can fulfill their right to education, they acquire knowledge and skills that help them take ownership of their futures. Global commitment to girls’ education is at an all-time high. However, the world is failing to deliver on its promise of quality education, and girls remain the most marginalized.
The policy note responds to an urgent need to identify the ways in which this global commitment can be harnessed to generate bold and urgent action for girls’ education.
The research draws on a whole-system and transformative leadership approach to outline a framework for understanding the influence of political leadership on girls’ education, highlighting the underpinning factors and role of national planning and financing in advancing gender equality in education. It provides recommendations on how political leadership can be leveraged to help achieve 12 years of quality education for all girls.