November 2021

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2021

If you’re looking for some holiday cheer, I’m afraid you won’t find it in the November edition of the Puggle. But if you’re looking for some concrete data and evidence on which to plan for the year ahead, look no further. This month’s post highlights the latest research on the impact of COVID on girls’ […]

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October 2021

/ The Puggle / November 16, 2021

How has COVID-19 impacted girls’ education? How can we mitigate that impact? In early October, UNESCO published a new study called  When Schools Shut: Gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures. It outlines the gender-specific effects of COVID and calls for the education community to attend to these effects in policies and program delivery. Among other […]

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September 2021

/ The Puggle / October 13, 2021

This month we are mourning the loss of Echidna Giving advisor and friend, Girindre Beeharry. Girin was on our advisory board since we founded it in 2016. As our founders, Craig and Mary, expressed, “He brought a hard head for data and evidence, an open curiosity for thinking outside the box, and a kind heart. […]

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August 2021

/ The Puggle / August 30, 2021

From the month of August we feature the awesome, the awful, and the work that awaits. Read on for a lighter-than-usual Puggle, but issues as urgent now as ever. From the awesome… Did you catch the exhilarating performance of the Indian women’s field hockey team at the Olympics in Tokyo? Even if you missed it, […]

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July 2021

/ The Puggle / August 10, 2021

July has been another difficult month in the arc of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on school systems. The Delta variant continues to surge and has led to continued and renewed school closures in many countries. Simultaneously, evidence continues to pour in underscoring just how devastating these school closures have been for the world’s […]

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June 2021

/ The Puggle / July 9, 2021

This month we have been tracking with concern how rapidly a third wave of the coronavirus is spreading across Africa given the limited vaccine availability in African countries. The virus is straining health systems and driving stringent new lockdowns and school closures. Our thoughts go out to all our partners and communities suffering the results […]

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May 2021

/ The Puggle / June 7, 2021

If you have time for just one link this month, treat yourself to this series of essays in response to Girin Beeharry’s Manifesto for Global Education. You’ll get 20 thoughtful takes on whether and how the education sector should focus its efforts, particularly around foundational literacy and numeracy, to make progress against the sustainable development […]

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April 2021

/ The Puggle / May 11, 2021

Over the last month we have been devastated to watch the crushing wave of COVID-19 infections in India. Our hearts go out to all of our colleagues based in India or connected to loved ones there who are suffering. We are very much holding you in our thoughts. We are also working to think through […]

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March 2021

/ The Puggle / March 31, 2021

March marked one year since the start of the pandemic. One full year during which many of us have become intimately familiar with the challenges of caring for our children while we are working. We have struggled to give our children the attention they need to thrive while also being productive in our work. For […]

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February 2021

/ The Puggle / March 4, 2021

The shortest month of the year was filled with lots of news in the girls’ education space. On the one hand, we heard some hopeful reports of strong re-enrolment rates in Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Colombia, Zambia and elsewhere. On the other hand, reports suggest low attendance rates in Delhi and a hundred thousand students have […]

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