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Evaluation of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
The UNESCO Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality (ED/ESC/IGE) is seeking a contractor for the work assignment “External Evaluation of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education (2016-2020)” to be carried out from February to April 2019.
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.
Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016.