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Books, reports and websites on educating women and girls

01 July 2011

Books and Reports

“Education from a Gender Equality Perspective.” Washington, D.C.: USAID’s Office of Women in Development, EQUATE Project, 2008.

Herz, Barbara and Gene B. Sperling. “What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World.” Washington, D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations, 2004.

King, Elizabeth and M. Anne Hill, eds., Women’s Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policy. Baltimore, M.D.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Knopf, 2009.

Levine, Ruth, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Margaret Greene and Caren Grown. “Girls Count: A Global Investment and Action Agenda.” Washington, D.C.: The Center for Global Development, 2009.

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books, 2000.

Summers, Lawrence H. “Investing in All the People: Educating Women in Developing Countries.” EDI Seminar Paper No. 45. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1994.

Tembon, Mercy and Lucia Fort, eds., “Girls Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment and Economic Growth.” Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2008.


Camfed International

Room to Read, Girls’ Education

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative

United Nations special rapporteur on the right to education

U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Women’s Issues

U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Vital Voices

World Bank, Girls’ Education

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