Understanding perceptions on girls’ education in Rajasthan, in the context of COVID-19 – study report and policy brief, December 2020
Over the last two decades, India and the state of Rajasthan have made strong progress in achieving high enrolment in primary education (ASER 2018). This has enabled greater number of girls to access education. However, despite the progress in primary education, there remain several challenges that affect girls’ secondary education.
The report and policy brief presents findings from a recent survey undertaken by Development Solutions, in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, to understand the barriers and enablers to Girls Secondary Education post COVID-19 in Rajasthan. It is based on a cross sectional survey of 666 adolescent girls, aged 13-16 years and their parents (belonging to SC, ST and OBC communities), in 4 districts of Rajasthan. It highlights the key takeaways for policy to help address the multiple intersecting barriers and enablers for better educational outcomes for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds post the pandemic.