October 30

Analysis: Keeping Girls in School Is Worth Billions To Developing Nations

By Sonia Elks

Making sure all girls are finishing secondary education by 2030 could boost the gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries by 10% on average over the next decade, a report said on Tuesday.

Every $1 spent on girls’ rights and education would generate a $2.80 return — equivalent to billions of dollars in extra GDP, according to the study by rights group Plan International and financial services firm Citi’s Global Insights team.

Photo courtesy of Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Source: Global Citizen (link opens in a new window)

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