Girl Rising: Why Educating Girls Is the Smartest Investment

Educating girls is the smartest investment of our time and the single greatest solution to solving key issues such as hunger, poverty, and infant and maternal mortality rates in developing nations. When girls are educated, communities thrive and economies grow. Yet 62 million girls are missing from classrooms worldwide, and tremendous opportunities are lost.

If India enrolled 1 percent more girls in secondary school, its GDP would rise by $5.5 billion.
For every 10 percent of girls we educate, the GDP rises by 3 percent.
When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
Learn how Girl Rising is using data to drive this global awareness and to build inclusive communities and economies that will thrive.