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Book Launch: Girls’ Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth

Sponsor: Human Development Network
EVENT DESCRIPTIONRESOURCES

Persuasive evidence demonstrates that gender equality in education is central to economic development.  Despite more than two decades of accumulated knowledge and evidence of what works in improving gender equality, progress on the ground remains slow and uneven across countries.

What is missing? Given that education is a critical path to accelerate progress toward gender equality and the empowerment of women, what is holding us back? These are among the most compelling questions moving forward, and are the basis for the book titled "Girls' Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth". The book presents persuasive evidence of the challenges for educational development and provides strategic directions for advancing gender equity in education.

Book Launch Event: Video links

icon - Video Opening Remarks 
- Elizabeth King, Sector Director, Education, World Bank
icon - Video Girls' Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth
- Mercy Tembon, Country Manager, Burundi, World Bank 
icon - Video Inequalities in Children's Schooling: Poverty, Gender, Orphanhood and Disability
- Deon Filmer, Lead Economist, Development Economics, World Bank 
icon - Video PREM Gender Perspective on Book Findings
- Mayra Buvinic, Sector Director, Gender, World Bank 
icon - Video Implication for Africa
- Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist, World Bank 
icon - Video Relationship of Girls Education to Work in Governance
- Maureen Lewis, Adviser, Development Economics, World Bank 
icon - Video Closing Remarks
- Lucia Fort, Senior Gender Specialist, Gender, World Bank
icon - Video Q&A 
Download the Book 
icon - Videopdf-2MB

Related Links
-Girls' Education Website 
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Gender and Development Website