1 May 2022

How to design EdTech programmes that lead to gender-transformative change

Author: Fiona Samuels, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine, Rachel Marcus, Christina Myers
Published by: EdTech hub, UK AID, World Bank, UNICEF
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This paper outlines how EdTech programming can adopt a gender-transformative approach to improve gender equity in access and learning outcomes. It explains what the term ‘gender-transformative change’ means, and why it is needed. Some key dimensions of gender-transformative approaches in the specific context of EdTech initiatives are outlined, looking at how different approaches can enhance access to education and learning opportunities and improve outcomes, and challenge discriminatory gender norms and stereotypes. Based on a desk review of grey and published materials, this paper then presents and discusses insights from the approaches taken by four EdTech programmes.