This study is the fifth in the series of the Independent Evaluation of the Girls’ Education Challenge Programme Phase II (GEC II), with a specific focus on the Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) Window.
The LNGB Window was launched as part of the GEC II to support extremely marginalised adolescent girls who either never enrolled in formal schooling or dropped out before they completed it. There are 14 LNGB projects in 10 countries which provide educational pathways beyond formal schooling – a term used to describe activities that equipped girls with literacy, numeracy, life and vocational skills. The pathways were designed by LNGB projects to help girls get back into formal schooling, vocational training or income-generating activities.
In this study, we explore the perspectives, agency, and choices of younger and older marginalised adolescent girls to understand how LNGB have met their needs and increased their opportunities in education and beyond.