Project profile — The Right to Education for Every Girl in Côte d'Ivoire


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2019-09-11 - 2024-01-31
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) (20.00%)
• Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions:
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

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 (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 aims to increase the school completion rate of 32,700 girls and adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 18, mainly in the Tonkpi, Tchologo and Bounkani regions and the Abidjan district in Côte d’Ivoire. This is expected to be achieved through increased access to education for girls and adolescent girls and the provision of gender-sensitive, safe and inclusive education. The project also allows adolescent girls who have dropped out of school because of the conflict to access the education system through vocational training in order to ensure a sustainable future. Project activities include: (1) producing and broadcasting the television program Voices of Youth to promote girls’ right to education and to engage communities in claiming this right; (2) training 385 teachers on gender and active pedagogy to take gender needs into account; and (3) supporting vocational and technical training institutions in providing and promoting training for out-of-school adolescent girls in non-traditional fields.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access for girls to safe, inclusive and quality education and learning opportunities; (2) equitable, coordinated and improved provision of gender-sensitive and quality formal education from early childhood to the end of secondary school for girls; and (3) increased equitable provision of gender-sensitive, quality technical and vocational training for adolescent girls, including out-of-school adolescent girls.

Results achieved 

Results as of March 2023 include: (1) access for 2,344 girls with learning difficulties to personalized school success programs; (2) construction of 140 separate latrines for girls; (3) provision of community mental health and psychosocial support for parents and caregivers of 104,304 children; (4) participation of 1,247,097 children, including 568,149 girls, in formal or non-formal early learning and pre-primary programs, during school closures in times of emergency; (5) training of 41 statisticians in the collection, monitoring and analysis of data on girls' education; (6) awareness-raising of 258,728 people, including 92,749 girls and 65,600 boys, on the protection and schooling of girls, thanks to the support of 168 social centers; (7) care for more than 5,000 child victims of violence, abuse and exploitation, including 3,978 girls and 1,996 boys.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
17-01-2024 Disbursement $725,000
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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