Girls’ Education in South Sudan

Reporting Organization:Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 15,000,000
Timeframe: December 5, 2019 - March 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 15,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (57 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (3 %)

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Supported by Canada and the United Kingdom, this is the second phase of the project known as Girls Education in South Sudan (GESS2). The project aims to increase access to education for girls in South Sudan by improving girls’ enrolment and retention in both primary and secondary schools, as well as the quality of education they receive. This will be done through the distribution of cash transfers to school-aged girls to encourage completion of their education; the provision of grants to schools for the improvement of physical conditions and resources, such as sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and books or other learning materials; and improvements to education services through teacher training, curriculum reviews, and systems to monitor attendance and school performance. The project also works to address key barriers that limit girls’ access to education with a particular emphasis on the prevention of sexual and gender based violence and child marriage. The project builds on a previous phase of Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) that was unilaterally supported by the United Kingdom. Phase II of GESS is part of Canada’s $400 million G7 Charlevoix Declaration that supports education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved girls’ enrollment and retention at primary and secondary school; and (2) improved gender-responsive, evidence-based, quality education for girls.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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