Planning and Information Projects
Girls Education, Women Empowerment & Livelihoods (GEWEL) Project
This is a US$65m project supported by the World Bank from 2016 to 2021 as an inter-ministerial initiative designed to empower women through improved livelihoods of 75,000 rural women and provide secondary school bursaries to 14,000 girls who are currently not in school due to poverty but have potential is covering 51 districts. The two target groups are drawn from extremely poor households using the single registry database managed by Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare. The Ministry of Gender will develop the capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation at a cost of US$1m while Ministry of General Education will use about US$28m for “keeping” 14,000 girls in secondary schools. US$36m will be used for women empowerment by Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare.