Towards gender equality in education


Accountability for Gender Equality in Education (AGEE) is an innovative project to develop an indicator framework for gender equality in education through critical participatory discussion at local, national, and international levels. The AGEE project is an equal partnership between universities in Malawi, South Africa and the UK, working with selected UN agencies, bilateral donors and a range of civil society organisations. AGEE has been funded by the ESRC and the FCDO.

  • Our framework for measuring gender equality in education is designed for use at national and international levels to support local and global commitments to equality, social justice and sustainable development. 
  • Our framework is both robust and flexible. This means it is responsive to changing local, national and international contexts and issues, and sensitive to pressing contemporary issues including COVID-19 and the climate crisis.  
  • We have developed our gender equality framework in dialogue with country partners to ensure it captures specific issues on the ground and can support national education departments in policy and practice.
  • We are building a global community of practice that brings together a wide range of experts on gender equality and education, from civil society, women’s rights movements and academia to governments and multilateral organisations. 

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The AGEE Story



A central focus of AGEE’s work is generating an indicator framework through participatory and critical processes, not solely on the basis of technical expertise. The research design at all stages of the project has involved engagement with users situated in international, national and local settings. Through this participatory design we aim to build engagement, deepen insight, and develop a global ‘community of practice’.

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Latest publication

Unterhalter, E., Longlands, H., and Peppin Vaughan, R. (2023) ‘Vulnerability, gender and transformative change in education: Reflections on conceptualisations and measuring capabilities from the AGEE project’. Presentation at the Human Development and Capability Association Conference, Sofia, 12th September 2023.


Most recent event

International Meeting on Advancing Gender Equality in and through Education through High Quality Data, 23rd October, Unesco, Paris.

Starting on 23/10/2023 9:00 am UK time.