Education for All: Global Monitoring Report 2008 (Education by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural

By United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

In 2000, over one hundred sixty international locations devoted to significantly extend academic possibilities for kids, early life, and adults via 2015. The 6th variation of this international record marks the midterm aspect and offers a wealthy evidence-based overview of development in the direction of increasing early formative years studying programmes, achieving common fundamental schooling, attaining gender equality in any respect degrees of schooling, dramatically lowering grownup illiteracy, and bettering academic caliber. With over 70 million youngsters out of fundamental university, negative studying success in lots of nations, and 1 in five adults with out easy literacy abilities, the file stresses the dire desire for cutting edge regulations that take on the basis explanations of exclusion, advertise fairness, and enhance instructing and studying stipulations. It additionally calls upon donors to step up reduction to education--still a fragment of overall professional improvement assistance--in line with the guarantees they made on the flip of the century. in keeping with really expert commissions, wide consultations and a number of learn resources, the document presents an authoritative, comparative reference for policymakers, improvement experts, economists, schooling researchers, and advocates around the globe.

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7 billion) is declining, reflecting sustained reductions in fertility. 6 times that of the others until mid-century. People under age 15 account for 42% of the total population in these countries (United Nations, 2007). As a result, the very countries that are furthest from universal school participation at primary and secondary levels, especially in subSaharan Africa, will continue to have to enrol increasingly large cohorts over the next few decades. Meanwhile, many other countries that have achieved relatively high enrolment ratios will see their school-age population decline, which 4.

21 Aid agencies also need to be sure of their technical capacity as they move towards a higher proportion of aid in the form of budget support. Extraordinarily limited attention has been paid to strengthening national capacity 21. See Fredriksen (2005) for a discussion of this issue in the context of Africa. 27 2 0 0 8 Education for All Global Monitoring Report CHAPTER 1 The 2008 EFA Global Monitoring Report The 2008 EFA Global Monitoring Report provides a systematic reassessment of the EFA movement at mid-term Part of the new architecture is greater reliance on the EFA Global Monitoring Report.

See list of least developed countries in annex, statistical tables, introduction. 17 2 0 0 8 Education for All Global Monitoring Report CHAPTER 1 should facilitate further increases in enrolment and improvement in the quality of education. g. , 2007). Urbanization continues at a rapid pace worldwide, with the fastest growth in the least developed regions and in medium-sized cities. 7 Although urban areas have more public infrastructure than rural areas (notably clean water and sanitation), and generally have more schools, such services are at risk of being overrun as urban population and density rise.

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