Irish Aid

  • F Funder
  • P Policymaker


Increasing the education level of girls has many positive personal, social and economic benefits. We ensure that education policies and programs take account of and respond to the needs of girls and young women. We support a range of initiatives aimed at not only getting more girls into school but, importantly, helping them to complete their primary schooling and progress to secondary level. In doing so, we work closely with Ministries of Education, international partners, including the Global Partnership for Education and civil society and community organisations. While we support work in a large number of countries throughout the developing world, our main focus is on sub-Saharan Africa. We concentrate our long term development assistance in nine Key Partner Countries and we also work in a small number of other countries affected by conflict.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening
  • Policy Development/Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


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

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning


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


  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

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

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Irish Aid

Headquarters location(s)

  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • Limerick, Munster, Ireland

Office location(s)

  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia

Locations of current girls’ education work

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

  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia

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