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Education systems around the world have been disrupted by COVID-19, leaving an estimated 1.2 billion children out of school. Marginalised adolescent girls are heavily affected, facing the combination of school closures, higher workloads at home, extreme poverty and the threat of gender-based violence. During this crisis, CARE’s projects are working with governments, teachers, girls’ clubs and communities to provide tailored options for remote learning along with diverse forms of support tailored to adolescent girls’ needs.

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As children across Europe head back to school, we look to their counterparts across the world. How are children in countries like Madagascar, Afghanistan and Haiti returning to school?

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Adaptive management in its various incarnations has long been a focus of a development community that is more and more frequently bumping up against the barriers of complexity, and looking for ways to overcome its challenges. In a field where we consistently have to deal with multifaceted problems, which have many causes and symptoms, we have clung to agendas that seem to offer solutions. Adaptive management appears to be offered as a potential way of dealing with the vast and unpredictable consequences of context.

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Adaptive management approaches potentially offer us opportunities to deliver high quality results in circumstances where change is complex, including in fragile, unstable or conflict affected places. However, building adaptive programming continues to be a challenge for the sector.

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In Madagascar, kid’s test scores in French increased by 46% by thinking big and acting small. Learn how the community acheived this through the Fanamby project.

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In Zimbabwe, mothers and school management worked to improve girls’ academic achievement through the Improving Girls’ Access through Transforming Education programme (IGATE). When you ask girls what they liked best about the initiative, many of them will tell you about the emergency skirt.

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There is no classroom so you are teaching outside. The children are hungry and distracted. Most of them can’t read. There are no books, pens, paper. And you haven’t been paid this month. Unfortunately, this is too often the reality of teaching in Malawi – but a CARE project, giving parents and the community the tools to support the school and hold it to account, has turned the situation around. Here’s how they did it.

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