Girls’ education research and policy symposium

Reaching the most marginalized

Each year the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.

On 8 November 2017, CUE hosted the 2017 Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Reaching the most marginalized. The day was marked by a series of thematic conversations that explore approaches to ensuring that the most marginalized girls receive a quality education.

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Smriti Sharma was part of the experts group who took part in the panel discussion ‘Addressing girls facing the quadruple burden: Poverty, rurality, indigeneity and gender’.