This publication serves as a baseline report to accompany efforts of the G7 Accountability Working Group to monitor progress towards the two global objectives. It presents evidence on low- and lower-middle-income countries’ progress in achieving the two global objectives and what remains to be done.
It is important to stress that the two G7 global objectives on girls’ education are measures of gender parity, which are necessary but not sufficient as measures of gender equality. Assessing progress towards the latter requires information, which tends not to be available systematically enough to allow a comparative perspective. However, this report provides insights to remaining challenges.