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This Girls' Education Challenge Phase 2 will enable up to 1 million marginalised girls (currently supported through Phase 1) to continue to learn, complete primary school and transition on to secondary education. A further 500,000 highly marginalised adolescent girls, who are out of school, will also be targeted to gain literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work. It is estimated that at least 400,000 girls will complete junior secondary school in the first four years of the extension. The extension will build on what we have learnt so far in Phase 1 and further deepen global understanding of what works for girls? education, particularly during adolescence and in the transition from education to work.
Leave No Girl Behind is a new initiative announced in July 2016 as part of the Girls? Education Challenge. This initiative will support interventions providing literacy, numeracy and skills relevant for life and work to highly marginalised, adolescent girls who have never attended or have already dropped out of school. So far, the Girls? Education Challenge has reached over one million disadvantaged girls. We want to reach more girls, especially those most marginalised girls with new and innovative solutions and scale up and adopt successful existing interventions to deliver quality education and skills to the hardest to reach girls.
The programme will catalyse a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services. This will lead to improved energy access for people in sub-Saharan Africa currently who are currently without modern energy. The programme will work in 14 priorty countries: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leonne and Senegal. The programme will support: 1) Technical assistance to improve the enabling environment for a market based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system (SHS) products and services (Policy and Regulatory Reform, investment readiness, learning and Coordination) 2) Finance for businesses wanting to enter new and emerging SHS markets in sub-Saharan Africa for their start up and early commercialisation of ideas 3) Test innovative approaches to stimulating private sector investment and a market development.
To increase participation and the quality of secondary education by providing disadvantaged girls with secondary level scholarships and Colleges of Education with targeted support to improve teacher education and management. This will benefit 81,000 girls and 38 Colleges of Education and improve gender parity and quality of teaching and learning. This contributes towards our MDGs by improving better access and gender parity by 2015
SPHEIR aims to transform higher education systems in focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East to better meet the needs of graduates and employers. Through grants, it supports diverse, large-scale partnerships working across different sectors and countries to improve the quality, relevance, accessibility and affordability of higher education. It focuses on creating new and innovative solutions to key higher education challenges to deliver systemic and sustainable change at scale.
SPHEIR (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform) aims to transform higher education systems in focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East to better meet the needs of graduates and employers. It supports diverse, large-scale partnerships working across different sectors and countries to improve the quality, relevance, accessibility and affordability of higher education. It focuses on creating new and innovative solutions to key higher education challenges to deliver systemic and sustainable change at scale.
The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) was launched by the UK in 2012 as a 12 year commitment to reach the most marginalised girls in the world and is the largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education. The UK is committed to ensuring millions of girls in some of the poorest countries, including girls who have disabilities or are at risk of being left behind, receive a quality education. Through the GEC, we aim to transform the lives of over one million of the world’s most marginalised girls through quality education and learning. Access to a good quality education and learning opportunities will empower these girls to secure a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
To strengthen the capacity of citizens and Parliament to increase accountability, transparency and responsiveness across government, in representing the interests of citizens and the equitable delivery of public goods and services. This will be done through systematic and sustained advocacy at all levels, in a sustainable manner through the creation of a Ghanaian-run corporate entity. This will further advance Ghana’s political, economic and social transformation in a manner, where the poorest and marginalised are better served and represented.
The Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme is a £10.2 million flagship programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The objective of WOW is that women have access to improved economic opportunities through business interventions in supply chains and economic development programmes. The five year programme began in October 2017 and aims to enhance the economic empowerment of 300,000 women working in global value chains by September 2022. It will achieve this goal by supporting businesses, organisations and programmes that are ready and willing to act on women’s economic empowerment; enabling players across the supply chain ecosystem to drive change; and influencing the UK and global agenda on women’s economic empowerment. WOW is being delivered by a consortium of global experts at the cutting edge of women’s economic empowerment research, program design, and delivery—including PwC, BSR, CARE International, the University of Manchester, and Social Development Direct. WOW’s priority sectors are garments, agriculture and personal care. The DFID focus countries that the programme is most likely to work in are those where global companies have supply chains e.g. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. To date, the programme is working in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa. In January 2020 it was announced that the WOW programme would receive a further £5.1 million in funding to extend the programme by two years to September 2024 with the intention of reaching a further 100,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa.
To improve service delivery of targeted government institutions by providing them with the capacity to streamline administrative procedures. This will transform the business environment nationwide and reduce the time and cost of doing business in Ghana This contributes towards our MDG’s by increasing private investment and will result in the creation of economic opportunities for the poor by 2018.
To improve implementation of anti-corruption measures in Ghana from scrutiny to punitive action, increasing the risks for those engaging in corrupt activities.
Strengthening Tax Administration and Policy Systems for Sustainable Domestic Revenue Generation in Ghana.
MGCubed is a two and a half year project which delivers lessons. It is being delivered by GEMS Education Solutions in Ghana alongside key partners Aleutia, Everonn, Gem Technologies, and our independent evaluator, Innovations for Poverty Action. It will target 6,000 marginalised elementary school girls in the Volta Region (Nkwanta and Kadjebi districts) and in the Greater Accra Region (Ada West, Ada East, Shai Osudoku and Ningo Prampram districts). The pioneering first-of-its-kind project focuses on ‘interactive distance learning’ providing classrooms in seventy schools with solar-powered computers and projectors to broadcast live sessions from teaching studios in Accra.;
The Strategic Approaches to Girls’ Education (STAGE) project lowers the barriers that girls face in achieving an education by providing formal and nonformal education tracks. The initiative operates in six regions of Ghana, specifically targeting districts and communities where high levels of extreme poverty, in combination with deep-seated traditional and social norms, negatively impact women and girls.