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Date: 15 Aug 2018 | By: Tehreem Hussain | Story Source: The Express Tribune ~ Go to Original Article

The newly elected government has many challenges to deal with. One of the areas that beckon immediate priority is on health and education particularly that of women. There exists countless evidence on how investing in women’s education and health and paying attention to their employment opportunities and empowerment leads to achieving big dividends in terms of economic development. Leaving the social costs of not educating girls aside, a recent World Bank report has quantified the lost earnings and lifetime productivity of girls not being educated. The report says that limiting educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education costs countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion dollars. Interestingly, the study also finds