March 2024

/ The Puggle / March 28, 2024

In March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. Alongside the celebration come lots of reflections on how well the world is progressing towards gender equality. As we read the various data — like these five charts on gender (in)equality around the world from the World Bank — the first thing that stood out to us is […]

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December 2023

/ The Puggle / December 19, 2023

As we wind up the year with shorter days here in the Northern Hemisphere and wars occurring in pockets of the world, we are reminded of the urgency of working towards greater freedom, justice, and peace for all. We are also revisiting some of the trends of 2023 in search of bright spots. Inspired by […]

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September 2023

/ The Puggle / October 19, 2023

Our last post showed how many milestones we have to celebrate when it comes to girls’ education outcomes and highlighted the areas where we need to focus our work going forward. This month we confirm the progress that has been made, validating decades of work by girls’ education champions. However, as we discussed last month […]

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July & August 2023

/ The Puggle / August 30, 2023

The Global Education Monitoring Report was released in July. It finds that “In recent decades, progress on girls’ education access and completion has been one of the main achievements in equality in education,” noting that “all regions have achieved gender parity in education except sub-Saharan Africa, where there are 90 girls enrolled for every 100 […]

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May 2023

/ The Puggle / June 9, 2023

In May, the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel released a new report on Cost-effective approaches to improve global learning, an update to their first report in 2020. “Over 400 additional high-quality evaluation studies” were reviewed for the latest report, including additional intervention categories: “health and nutrition interventions delivered through schools that could impact education outcomes, […]

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April 2023

/ The Puggle / May 16, 2023

Apparently we missed International SEL Day in March (there’s a day for everything!!) but that’s not going to stop us from focusing our April Puggle on the latest and greatest in research and tools on life skills and social and emotional learning. First up, a group of funders (Porticus, LEGO Foundation, and the Jacobs Foundation) […]

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March 2023

/ The Puggle / April 12, 2023

March started out with terrifying reports of schoolgirls in Iran being poisoned by toxic gas — yet another example of threats against girls’ education (which wars of the past have done little to solve). Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of schools in Burkina Faso have been closed due to violence in the region.  But this widespread […]

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Our Principles

/ Insights / February 28, 2023

Echidna Giving made its earliest grants in support of girls’ education in 2009. We have always been guided by a desire to do the most impactful, innovative, and promising work possible, and to pursue that work in ways that respect and enable our grantee partners. We are proud of our latest grantee perception survey results. […]

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January 2023

/ The Puggle / February 9, 2023

In honor of the New Year, in this edition of the Puggle we take a look at how we are progressing against our collective resolutions for education — as expressed in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In January, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics released an interactive SDG 4 Scorecard looking at how countries are doing […]

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November 2022

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2022

It’s been such a busy two months that you probably didn’t even realize a full two months passed since we posted our last Puggle, right? That’s certainly how we feel! To catch up on lost ground, though, in this post we cover notable news from both October and November. First, a few rapid fire updates […]

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