Jo Bourne

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June 16, 2014
Day of the African Child: Improving Education with Data

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF blog site on 16 June 2014. Numbers, facts and figures can be daunting. Discuss too much data and people’s eyes are sure to glaze over. But let me assure you, data can make …View More  > 

March 8, 2014
Why Educating Girls Makes Economic Sense

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 6 March 2014. We all know that it’s important to educate girls – it is the one consistent determinant of progress for practically every development outcome, from mortality …View More  > 

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31m primary-school-aged girls out of school in 2011, 55% are expected never to enroll #EducationFirst 7:30 AM Oct 1st
A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. #EducationFirst 6:00 AM Oct 1st
UNGEI joins partners in the Girls CHARGE initiative! #InvestinGirls #GirlsEducation 1:01 AM Oct 1st
Girls' education, particularly at the secondary level is the 'magic bullet' to drive development #InvestInUGchildren 7:03 PM Sep 30th
In Uganda 57% of children identified pregnancy as the leading cause of school dropout for girls #InvestInUGchildren 3:20 PM Sep 30th