Millions Learning: Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries, 2016. This report presents research on where and how quality education interventions have scaled in low- and middle-income countries. Building on the report are 12 case studies, which provide in-depth profiles of the programs and policies explored in the report. One case study profiles the Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT) approach to secondary education, which is implemented in several Latin American countries. SAT provides alternative education to youth in rural communities that emphasizes civic engagement, social justice, and girls’ empowerment in addition to academic skills. In Honduras, the Bayan Association is testing the use of SAT to lower child marriage/union rates, teen pregnancy and girls’ secondary school drop-out rates.
What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment, 2015. This book from the Center for Universal Education at Brookings presents hard-headed evidence on the importance of girls’ education and why and how improving the quality of education for girls around the world leads to wide-ranging returns, such as better economic outcomes, reduced rates of child marriage, and increased agricultural productivity.