What happens when you teach teenage girls negotiation skills?


Published 19.12.18
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Training girls in Zambia to negotiate saw them use strategies to secure household resources to stay in school longer, even in the face of poverty

Faced with limited resources, families in developing countries tend to support the education of sons, meaning girls are more likely than boys to drop out of high school. Corrine Low describes how a negotiation skills training programme in Zambia empowered girls to make strategic trades, such as joint gains, in their household to incentivise their family to invest in their education.

Editor’s note: This video is based on an IGC project.