Perception Survey to Understand Barriers and Enablers to Girls Secondary Education in Rajasthan Post COVID-19

Perception survey

Following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Development Solutions in partnership with IDS Jaipur undertook a study in four districts of Rajasthan – Dausa, Karauli, Tonk and Udaipur to understand perceptions of girls and their parents, from marginalized communities, on girl’s education and the impact of COVID-19 on education and access to the pre-matric scholarships.





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The objectives of the study were as follows:

  • Understand the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of girls, with a focus on understanding the contexts and narratives on girl’s education, owing to Covid-19.
  • Understand access (to), demand (for), and stakeholder perspectives on the pre-matric scholarship scheme.
  • Understand stakeholder expectations from the Government – in enabling opportunities for continued education for girls, more so in the context of Covid-19.

Approach and methodology

A Mixed-method study design was used in the survey. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected. The survey focused on girls in the age group 13-16 years and their parents. The qualitative data was collected through FGDs and IDIs with girls, parents, panchayat members, AWWs and teachers.


Through findings of the study, various suggestions were recommended to the Government of Rajasthan, some namely:

  • Immediate strengthening of the delivery of incentives and schemes.
  • Monitoring and engagement to enable reenrollment and retention in schools.
  • Interventions to overcome learning loss and time lost.
  • Stronger implementation of child protection systems and redressal of abuse to check the rollback of the State’s gain in girls’ education.


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