Why we should invest money in educating girls

Keeping girls in the classroom makes economic sense. The failure of women to finish school costs more than $15tn worldwide in lost lifetime productivity and earnings. But as the FT’s Andrew Jack explains, even simple measures, such as providing uniforms and transport, or incentives that reward teachers for turning up can have a significant impact.


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