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School girls in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: World Bank/Sarah Farhat
Child marriage will cost West and Central African countries tens of billions of dollars by 2030, according to new research by the World Bank funded by the Global Partnership for Education and the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The cost of not educating girls at the secondary level will be even higher.

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Girls fight for their education despite overwhelming odds
On International Day of the Girl, read the stories of the amazing girls who continue to fight for their education despite enormous challenges.

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A student writes on the blackboard in a school in Somalia. Credit: UNICEF/Hana Yoshimoto
Global Partnership for Education grants US$5.6 million for quality education for children in the Puntland State of Somalia
The Global Partnership for Education is pleased to announce a US$5.6 million grant for Puntland. The grant will be implemented by the Puntland Ministry of Education to address the north-eastern state’s wide ranging education needs and challenges.

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Education in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
Countries commit to invest in human capital and quality education to drive economic growth
Following the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s presentation at the 2017 Human Capital Summit, seven countries committed to accelerating financing for human capital. For the first time, the World Bank Group is including human capital in its measurement of the wealth of nations.

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