Evidence for investing in girls' education

Girls’ education strengthens economies and creates jobs.

Millions of educated girls, means more working women with the potential to add up to $12 trillion USD to global growth.

Communities are more stable — and can recover faster after conflict — when girls are educated.

When a country gives all its children secondary education, they cut their risk of war in half. Education is vital for security around the world because extremism grows alongside inequality.

Educated girls are healthier citizens who raise healthier families.

Educated girls are less likely to marry young or contract HIV  — and more likely to have healthy, educated children. Each additional year of school a girl completes cuts both infant mortality and child marriage rates.

Investing in girls’ education is good for our planet.

The Brookings Institution calls secondary schooling for girls the most cost-effective and best investment against climate change. Research also suggests that girls’ education reduces a country’s vulnerability to natural disasters.