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Gender-transformative approaches to education: Insights from Irish Aid programmes

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Rachel Marcus

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In 2023 ODI worked with Irish Aid to document lessons from its education portfolio about how a bilateral donor can support gender-transformative education programming.

This brief summarises insights from Irish Aid experiences in five countries and through multilateral cooperation. It discusses actions in five key areas:

  • enhancing equitable access to education
  • strengthening teachers’ capacity
  • supporting implementation of gender-equitable curricula and learning materials
  • promoting safe learning environments
  • hardwiring gender into education policy, planning and governance.

The brief concludes with insights on overcoming resistance and on monitoring gender-transformative change.

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