U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

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  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • N Network
  • P Policymaker
  • R Researcher

Description

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. The UK is a global leader on girls’ education. All UK-led education programmes have a focus on girls and young women. We aim to keep girls in school, support them to learn and ensure the critical transition from primary to secondary school.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Funding
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Research - other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence
  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Nutrition
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Headquarters location(s)

  • London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Office location(s)

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Türkiye
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Projects Back to Top

Project/Program

Empowering girls with disabilities through education in Uganda

Research Project/Report/Study

COVID-19 response and learning: Addressing the needs of marginalised girls and girls with disabilities

Research Project/Report/Study

Understanding pre- and post-COVID-19 landscapes to build back better for girls with disabilities

Project/Program

Girls - Participatory Approaches to Students Success (PASS) in Ghana

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Safe to Learn

Project/Program

Inclusive Education Support Program

Project/Program

The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA)

Project/Program

Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed)

Project/Program

Interim Support to Education in North West Frontier Province

Project/Program

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls' Empowerment Program

Project/Program

Building Girls to Live, Learn, Laugh and ‘SCHIP’ in Strong, Creative, Holistic, Inclusive, Protective, Quality Education

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Getting girls back to the classroom after COVID-19 school closures

Project/Program

Biruh Tesfa for All (“Bright Future for All”)

Project/Program

The Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge

Project/Program

Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR)

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender, Education and Skills

Project/Program

Improving Gender Attitudes, Transition and Education Outcomes (IGATE) Zimbabwe

Project/Program

Skills for Employment Programme

Project/Program

Lebanon No Lost Generation Initiative (NLGI)

Project/Program

How radio acts as an education tool to help girls continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Project/Program

Education Beyond Aid (EBA) Ghana

Project/Program

Steps Towards Afghan Girls' Education Success (STAGES)

Project/Program

Rwanda Learning for All Programme

Project/Program

TEAM Girl Malawi (Transformational Empowerment of Adolescent Marginalised Girls in Malawi)

Project/Program

Punjab Education Sector Programme (PESP) II

Project/Program

Leaving No Girl Behind

Project/Program

Supporting the Transition of Adolescent Girls through Enhancing Systems (STAGES)

Project/Program

UKAID-USAID ACCELERE!

Project/Program

Girls’ Education Finance: Empowerment for Girls’ Education

Project/Program

CHANGE: Improving Access to Education in Ethiopia for Most Marginalized Girls Project

Project/Program

Accelerating Equitable Access to School, Reading, Student Retention and Accountability (ACCELERE!)

Project/Program

Skills for Prosperity Kenya

Project/Program

Youth Enterprise

Project/Program

The Virtuous Cycle of Girls’ Education

Project/Program

Strategic Approaches to Girls' Education (STAGE)

Project/Program

Somali Girls’ Education Promotion Programme – Transition (SOMGEP-T)

Project/Program

National Strategy for Girls’ Education (NSGE) in Uganda (2015 – 2019)

Project/Program

Discovery Project

Project/Program

Scaling up Family Planning in Tanzania

Project/Program

Girls' Education in South Sudan

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls Initiative - Kenya

Project/Program

Excelling Against the Odds

Project/Program

Technical Assistance to Reinforce General Education Quality Improvement Program for Equity (TARGET)

Project/Program

Mozambique Demographic Transition Waala Programme

Project/Program

Improving Literacy with EGRA

Project/Program

Girls Education Project (GEP) Phase 3

Project/Program

Girls' Education Challenge Transition (GEC-T)

Project/Program

Kenya Equity in Education Project (KEEP Project)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Ethiopia Women Entrepreneurship Development Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Social Protection, Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment and Gender Equality

Project/Program

Leave No Girl Behind

Project/Program

Building Learning Foundations (BLF) Program

Project/Program

Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Learning

Advocacy Campaign/Project

GEARR-ing Up for Success After School

Project/Program

Pakistan’s National Cash Transfer Programme, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)

Project/Program

Strengthening Malawi Education Systems (SMES)

Project/Program

Leh Wi Learn - Sierra Leone Secondary Education Improvement Programme

Project/Program

Zimbabwe Girls Secondary Education 2012 - 2023

Project/Program

Puntland State Education Sector Strategy 2017-2020

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Project/Program

Education Programme

Project/Program

Youth Education and Skills Programme for Economic Growth (YES4Growth)

Project/Program

Transformational Teacher Training for Kindergarten Teachers in the Eastern Region of Ghana

Project/Program

Education and skills program (Inclusive education, girls' education and TVET)

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Sindh Education Non-State Actors programme (SENSA)

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