ERIC Number: ED437336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Girls' Education in Africa: The Design and Implementation of Policy Interventions. Education Research Paper.
Swainson, N.; Bendera, S.; Gordon, R.; Kadzamira, E.
This report presents research findings about the intellectual, political, and organizational processes that have shaped government and donor policies and projects concerned with promoting the education of women and girls in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The study seeks to assess the extent to which gender interventions in education have been donor driven. The growing concern about large and persistent gender inequalities in education has led to the development of a number of initiatives on the part of multilateral and bilateral aid agencies aimed at encouraging the participation of women and girls in education. Despite this concern, efforts to reduce gender inequalities on the part of both governments and donor agencies have been uneven and policy interventions have evolved in a piecemeal fashion. In order to explore the reasons for the limited progress that has been made in improving girls' education in most developing countries, this study focuses on policy formulation and implementation with respect to girls' education in the three low income African countries. (Contains approximately 180 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Government Role, Nondiscriminatory Education, Sex Fairness, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Malawi; Tanzania; Zimbabwe