Full Force: Why the world works better when girls go to school

Technology is transforming the way we live, learn and earn. But right now, more than 130 million girls are out of school and almost one billion girls and young women don’t have the skills they need to join the modern workforce.

Without quality education, girls in developing countries will be unprepared for the future of work. And without educated workers, the world will face major gaps in the labour market and unstable economies.

Malala Fund’s latest report, Full Force: Why the world works better when girls go to school, examines the links between girls’ education and the global economy.

Dr. Seema Jayachandran, a development economist at Northwestern University, gives Assembly readers a brief overview of Malala Fund’s findings.


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Tess Thomas is editor of Assembly, a digital publication and newsletter from Malala Fund. She loves books, cats and french fries.


Bianca He is an editorial intern at Malala Fund. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. In her free time, Bianca enjoys hiking and reading.