ERIC Number: ED472103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multisectoral Approaches in Advancing Girls' Education: Lessons Learned in Five SAGE Countries. SAGE Technical Report.
Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education (SAGE) is a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade/Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID). Five countries participated in SAGE: Guinea, Mali, Ghana, El Salvador; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project started in March 1999 and ended in July 2002. During that time SAGE mobilized local partners and provided them with capacity-building technical services to support girls' education. They also convened a national and international conference and conducted research studies to document the contributions of nontraditional partners in supporting girls' education. This report summarizes the experiences and lessons learned in using this multisectoral approach. The report describes the multisectoral model as it was originally envisioned by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and how it evolved into the implementation strategy used by SAGE in project countries. The country cases illustrate the approach that can be implemented in terms of differing local rationales, partners, activities, results, and efforts to promote sustainability. The report states that the cases suggest specific lessons about implementation and present general conclusions about multisectoral strategies as tools in improving the conditions for girls education. It gives guidance and advice for making the best use of multisectoral approaches. (Contains 36 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Females, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Congo; El Salvador; Ghana; Guinea; Mali