Knowledge Note

"Having an education contributes to women’s ability to take advantage of economic opportunities and to their capacity to exercise voice and agency"

Girls face obstacles to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence, and fragility. Around 132 million girls worldwide (ages 6 to 17) are still not in school, and most of them are adolescents (75 percent). Countries need to improve both access and education quality. Having an education contributes to women’s ability to take advantage of economic opportunities and to their capacity to exercise voice and agency.

How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Education Projects report serves as a tool to project teams working on Results-Based Financing (RBF) projects in the education sector. It provides sector-specific entry points, key questions to consider, and sample objectives and indicators that can be used to consider how RBF can be used to close the gender gap.