Project profile — Data for Change: Addressing Barriers to Girls’ Education


Together for Girls, Inc.
2019-11-27 - 2021-10-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Nigeria (1.00%)
• Malawi (1.00%)
• Lesotho (1.00%)
• Zambia (1.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (40.00%)
• Guatemala (1.00%)
• Tanzania (1.00%)
• Rwanda (1.00%)
• Zimbabwe (1.00%)
• Uganda (1.00%)
• Kenya (1.00%)
• Honduras (40.00%)
• El Salvador (10.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (30.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (3.00%)
Educational research (11182) (17.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project seeks to improve learning outcomes for girls and adolescent girls in 13 fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and in humanitarian settings. Violence in fragile or conflict-affected contexts and in humanitarian settings prevents girls and adolescent girls from accessing safe quality education. The project aims to use data to better understand the barriers to girls’ and adolescent girls’ education in Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The project also aims to ensure that national education policies and plans in these countries are informed by the most up-to-date evidence on the barriers to education for girls and adolescent girls. The project aims to examine the country data from Violence against Children Surveys (VACS). These are national surveys that have been conducted in 20 countries with information for over 10% of the world’s population under the age of 24 on the complex issue of violence, with the goal of informing our policies and programs. This project also provides additional targeted support to the government of Côte d’Ivoire and governments in the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) to enhance their ability to develop laws, policies and programs to address these barriers. Project activities include: (1) analyzing existing Violence against Children Surveys (VACS) data with a focus on barriers to girls’ and adolescent girls’ education in 12 fragile or conflict-affected countries (excluding Guatemala which will benefit from knowledge exchange); (2) advocating for increased understanding and use of new data from secondary analyses to maximize data that is already available, by key education actors in government and civil society; (3) developing a new methodology for conducting a VACS in a humanitarian setting to gain an understanding of violence against children in refugee camps/settlements, and also with special attention to girls’ and adolescent girls’ education; and (4) providing technical assistance to develop multi-sectoral and gender-transformative National Action Plans in Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras and El Salvador, to prevent and respond to barriers to education for girls and adolescent girls, especially violence. The project’s direct beneficiaries include Ministries of Education, of Health, of Women and Children, and of Social Protection among others, in the 13 targeted countries, as well as civil society, non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups working in the field of girls’ education.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved use of evidence-based and solution-driven information about barriers by governments, donors, implementers and other key stakeholders in order to provide accessible, quality, gender-responsive and innovative formal and/or non-formal education to girls, including those with disabilities, in fragile and conflict-affected contexts in 12 countries and in humanitarian settings; and (2) increased provision of safe, quality, gender-responsive and innovative evidence-based education for girls in Côte d’Ivoire and the Northern Triangle.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
30-03-2022 Disbursement $99,500
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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