Bina Roy Partners in Development Programme

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

A Active

Key Information

The Bina Roy Partners in Development (BRPID) programme supports locally-developed and operated projects initiated by Graduate Women International (GWI) National Federations and Associations (NFAs) that will empower women and girls through education and leadership development. BRPID grants are awarded on a competitive basis to NFAs in countries with a Gross National Income of less than US$12,616 per annum and who are fully paid members of GWI. All projects are in line with GWI’s mission towards lifelong education, advancement and participation in leadership and decision-making for women and girls. BRPID began in 1978 and was later renamed in honour of Dr. Bina Roy, educator and former GWI President from India.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Egypt, Ghana, Nepal, Uganda

Government Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Social and emotional learning


  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other caregivers
  • School administrators

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Menstrual hygiene management

  • Educating girls about menstruation

Reducing economic barriers

  • Financial literacy training

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom
  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased years of schooling

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills