Project profile — Girls' Education South Sudan

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Girls' Education South Sudan - Overview
Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
2020-12-11 - 2023-03-31
Country / region • South Sudan (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (35.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (60.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
Policy marker • Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Disability (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to increase access to education for girls in South Sudan by improving girls’ enrolment and retention in primary and secondary schools and the quality of education they receive. Project activities include: (1) distributing cash transfers to school-aged girls to encourage the completion of their education; (2) providing grants to schools for the improvement of physical conditions and resources, such as sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and books or other learning materials; (3) improving education services through teacher training, curriculum reviews, and systems to monitor attendance and school performance; and (4) addressing key barriers to girls’ access to education emphasizing the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence and child marriage. Girls’ Education South Sudan is part of Canada’s $400 million G7 Charlevoix Declaration that supports education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations.

Expected results

The expected outcoms for this project include: (1) improved girls’ enrollment and retention at primary and secondary school; and (2) improved gender-responsive, evidence-based, quality education for girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of May 2021 is the support of over 400,000 girls and their families with cash transfers to mitigate ongoing protection risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to encourage girls to return to school.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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