Launched publicly in April 2020, the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource (EGER) is the first freely available resource to help the global gender and education community make informed decisions about their programming, investments, and policy and research priorities.
EGER is a searchable, easy-to-use, interactive database for practitioners, researchers, donors, and decisionmakers to drive better education results for girls, boys, and communities around the world. Through data visualizations, EGER shows the greatest education needs of girls and boys, what’s being done to meet them on-the-ground, and where evidence, and evidence gaps, exist.
EGER hosts more than 250 profiles of organizations that implement programs, conduct research, advocate, network, and fund efforts in the gender and education space in more than 100 countries. It contains details on more than 500 – and counting – current projects. Curated evidence from recent meta-analyses and systematic reviews helps identify what interventions work for which outcomes, and highlights where the research gaps remain. EGER also shows country-level indicators for key gender and education outcomes, including literacy, completion rates, school-related gender-based violence, and more.
The EGER team is expanding their mapping to include country-level organizations and their programs, government initiatives, and country-level policies. To share or update your work on EGER, please visit your account page or create an account.
The EGER team will also continue mapping current global gender and education efforts alongside updates of current needs data and evidence of what works. Check out the latest synthesis - the new Girls Education Roadmap - and stay tuned for more data visualizations and syntheses, which are slated for 2021. Join the EGER mailing list to be notified of updates.
EGER is led by the Population Council’s GIRL Center in partnership with Echidna Giving.