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What are the key drivers of educational success for disadvantaged girls and what are the most cost effective expenditures to promote this for government?

What are the infrastructural and social triggers of the girls’ success? Which public policies make the most significant contribution to their success? How might these policies be replicated and scaled to benefit future generations of Indian girls and women?

To answer these questions, Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University received a faculty grant from SAI for the Champions Project, implemented by the FXB Center, in collaboration with the National Commission for the Protection of Childs Rights, Delhi, the Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, University of Pune, and the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur.

The Champions Project probes the persistent challenge of female educational disadvantage in India. It hopes to contribute knowledge that will enable the Government of India (GOI) to maximize the impact of the tax rupees spent promoting girls’ girls’ education. Read more about the Champion’s Project here.