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Analysis of Gender Parity for Pakistan: Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education

Maida Umar and Zahid Asghar ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Considering how much progress has been made in education, and how large an effort is needed to meet gender parity in primary education. Education is at the heart of sustainable improvement and the SDGs, a cause of action and hope. Educating girls as well as boys is an achievable goal and attainable in the near term if substantial resources are matched with comprehensive national strategies for education reform that include measures of accountability and a commitment to ensure every girl and boy in school. Additionally, the study signifies that how far away we are from accomplishing these SDGs. This results ought to set off alerts and prompt a noteworthy scale-up of activities to accomplish SDG 4 and ensuring gender parity. Moreover, it underlines the gaps that where the Pakistan stands today in education and where it has to establish reaching by 2030. Projections illustrate that how much additional exertion will be needed to accomplish gender parity. Such a comprehension could go some approach to have the anticipated evaluations in graphics significantly lifted. While challenges still exist, expected distance to achieve gender parity provides us guidance on to make significant progress. Punjab and urban areas have achieved gender parity for primary enrollments while other provinces need to learn lessons. An emphasis on equity is likewise be required over the full SDG motivation, as the objectives won't be achieved unless advancement is made for all least developed districts and provinces, and for a whole. In short, there may be no better investment for the health and development of Pakistan than investments to educate girls.

Keywords: SDGs. Gender Parity; Data Revolution; Data Literacy; Evidence Based Strategies; Disaggregated Data; Leave No One Behind (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 I21 I24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-07-29
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