In 2018, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) along with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI), with support from UNICEF, launched a pilot initiative to test whether and how the eight domains and minimum standards can be operationalized in schools. Miske Witt & Associates (MWAI), a technical partner in the initiative, supported FAWEZI to design and monitor interventions aligned to the minimum standards. The pilot was implemented in ten schools (five primary and five secondary) across two districts in Zimbabwe.
Implemented over the period October 2018 – December 2020, including during the COVID-19 lockdown, this policy note briefly describes the pilot, highlights what worked and lessons and recommendations for policy action. The target audience for this policy note are education practitioners, policymakers, researchers and donors.