• A Advocate
  • F Funder
  • I Implementer
  • P Policymaker
  • R Researcher


We partner with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Policy Development/Implementation
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Other
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Mentorship
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top



Headquarters location(s)

  • Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • United States of America

Locations of current girls’ education work

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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • El Salvador
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal

Projects Back to Top