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Investing in girls is the right and smart thing to do

Investing in girls is the right and smart thing to do Investing in education and health yields significant returns for children. EVERY $1 INVESTED By reducing health 171 MILLION INEQUALITY people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in reducing chronic undernutrition can result by 1% per year, a country's annual rate of GDP growth could increase by 0.15%.? in low-income countries in a return of up to $30. acquired basic reading skills. The returns on investing in girls' education and health have a positive economic impact. 5+ A child whose Each extra year of a mother's schooling reduces the probability of an infant dying The risk of maternal death is mother can read is 2.7 TIMES 50% MORE likely to survive past the age of five. higher among women with BY 5% TO 10%. no education than among women with more than 12 years of education. A girl multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her. ................................................. When girls and women earn income, they are likely to REINVEST 90% of it into their families." 1 UNICEF policy paper 'Investing in children', 19June2012 e-version FINAL.pdf 2 UNICEF policy paper "Investing in children', 5 UNICEF Recommitting to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed, a promise_renewed.pdf 6 UNICEF APR Progress Report 2013, 7 World Bank Adolescent Girls in Focus at the World Economic Forum, http://bitly/1dNyLAd e-version_FINAL.pdf 3 EFA GMR's 2010, Education Counts, 4 UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011, http://www.unesdoc.unesco.orglimages/0021/002180/218003e.pdf WE SUPPORT unicef EVERY WOMAN EVERY CHILD Global Education First Initiative The UN Secretary-General's Global Initiative on Education

Investing in girls is the right and smart thing to do

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