Project profile — Rights to Inclusive Education and Retention of Girls in School in Côte d'Ivoire


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2019-09-20 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Côte d'Ivoire (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (30.00%)
• Secondary education:
Secondary education (11320) (30.00%)
Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant 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)


The project reduces barriers to access and retention for more than 700,000 girls and adolescent girls between the ages of 10 to 19 in the North-East, West and Central regions of Côte d'Ivoire and the Abidjan district (Abobo and Yopougon-Songon). Project activities include: (1) training leaders of women's and youth organizations on advocacy for compulsory schooling and girls' enrolment; (2) improving access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services; (3) building the capacity of structures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence; and (4) training educators on the design of educational materials, taking into account gender and disability.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) equitable and increased access for girls, adolescent girls and women, including those with disabilities, to inclusive and quality education and learning opportunities; and (2) equitable and coordinated provision of safe, quality and gender-sensitive formal and non-formal education for girls, adolescent girls and boys and women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2022) include: (1) provided capacity building of 295,044 girls, adolescents and women to claim their right to education and participate in decision-making processes that affect them; (2) provided capacity building of more than 150,000 state, non-state and community actors (including nearly 80,000 women) and 447 state and non-state structures. The aim is to reduce the social, cultural, physical and economic obstacles to educating girls, adolescents and women; (3) strengthened the knowledge of about 1.5 million people on the rights of children with disabilities and their needs in Health Education and Healthy Living. This reinforcement also concerns sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, addictive behaviours, risky behaviours and entrepreneurship; (4) provided sensitization through messages to more than one million people on, among other things, compulsory schooling, schooling for girls, adolescents and women, the fight against child marriage and gender-based violence; (5) strengthened 39 training and women's education institutes for the training, education and entrepreneurship of girls and women who are out of school and not in school; and (6) trained 446 leaders of women's and youth organizations in advocacy on compulsory schooling and on the enrolment of girls, adolescents and women.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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