Girl’s Improved Learning Outcomes Program

The Girl’s Improved Learning Outcomes program (GILO) is a USAID-funded, three-year program (2008-2011) designed to ensure that girls have equitable access to primary and middle school education. The project worked to improve the learning outcomes of girls’ education in 300 schools in the seven USAID reform governorates in Upper Egypt.
The GILO Program approach works to empower stakeholders in schools by targeting students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community at large.
The program focused on using internationally-accepted best practices to benchmark the standards for management , teaching , learning and assessment to drive change.
GILO program objectives included:
  • Increasing participation and retaining girls in schools through girl-friendly, pedagogical practice
  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning
  • Adopting best practices to implement in-service training
  • Challenging school administrators to be engines of change
  • Encouraging effective partnerships between the BOTs (Board of Trustees )and school management
  • Facilitating school assessment and accreditation processes  
  • Encouraging schools to offer community services


CID Inc. worked closely with principals, teachers and supervisors to:
  • Ensure readiness for accreditation based on national standards of education
  • Oversee the continuous self-assessment of schools to ensure consistent improvement
  • Draft school improvement plans
  • Implement school-to-school exchange
  • Implement cluster-based teaching and group learning strategies
CID Inc. identified and trained 9,000 teachers and 2,500 supervisors within targeted communities to raise awareness about the importance of active, student-centered learning. Cumulative assessments of the training programs were also conducted.
CID Inc. oversaw the training of 900 principals, deputies and administrators in the fundamentals of school leadership and effective administration across the seven governorates.