Gender Gap Analysis in the School Education System Focusing on Girls

The project supported the planning of the School Sector Development Program by undertaking a Gender Gap analysis of the current School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP). A second generation gender gap analysis was undertaken covering both basic and secondary education. NORAD, along with other development partners have jointly supported the Government of Nepal in the implementation of the SSRP since 2009. Coming to its end in July 2016, a new SSRP will need to be developed, informed by all necessary analysis and evaluations of achievements and lessons learned made so far. In order to further promote access and participation for all and foster stronger learning outcomes across the education sector, a Gender Gap Analysis of the School Education Sector was needed. The Gender Gap Analysis was related to Nepal’s on-going SSRP, and meant to inform the new one. The purpose was to generate greater impact with the new plan, and to go beyond what had been achieved so far. The massive earthquake that took place on the 25th of April and 12th of May had a devastating effect on the country as a whole and education in particular affecting approximately 1.5 million children in the school system. Hence, the new plan needs to take into consideration strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. The focus of this assignment was on Gender Gap, and the analysis will assess the long-term effects of the earthquake from the gender perspective in order to be comprehensive.

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