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Education transforms lives Achieving quality education for all. Catherine Jere Launch of GMR 2013/4 in the Netherlands Utrecht, 27th February 2014. New evidence that Education transforms lives. Education reduces poverty and improves livelihoods Education equality supports economic growth

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education transforms lives achieving quality education for all

Education transforms livesAchieving quality education for all

Catherine Jere

Launch of GMR 2013/4 in the Netherlands

Utrecht, 27th February 2014

new evidence that education transforms lives
New evidence that Education transforms lives
  • Education reduces poverty and improves livelihoods
  • Education equality supports economic growth
  • Education saves mothers’ lives.
  • Education improves child nutrition & saves children’s lives

and:

  • Contributes to healthy, sustainable and democratic societies
slide3

Education reduces poverty and boosts growth

Education is key to a better future for individuals…

  • enabling people to escape the chronic poverty trap
  • preventing poverty transmission between generations
  • improves skills and increasing wages
  • boosts productivity and diversification of income

Education is also key to the prosperity of nations…

slide5

Education improves chances for a healthier life

Education is a key input for better health outcomes

  • Saves mothers’ lives
  • Prevents infant and child deaths
  • Contains disease and promotes good practices
  • Helps fight malnutrition
slide6

… can help lower maternal mortality rates …

Educated mothers are less likely to die in childbirth

In sub-Saharan Africa…

slide7

… accounts for millions of child lives saved …

In low and lower middle income countries…

slide9

Education empowers women and girls

In sub-Saharan Africa and SW Asia…

slide10

Education builds foundations of democracy

Quality Education helps people

  • understand and support democracy
  • be motivated to participate and be critical
  • stand up to corruption
  • access the justice system
  • build tolerance and trust that underpin democracy
slide11

Putting Quality Education at the heart of Development

  • By 2015, many countries will still not have reached the EFA goals.
  • There is a global learning crisis that is hitting the disadvantaged hardest.
  • Good quality education needs sufficient quality teachers.
  • Global education goals after 2015 must track progress of the marginalized.
  • Post-2015 goals must include specific targets to finance education.
slide12

EFA goals will not be reached by 2015

  • Goal 1:Early childhood care and education
  • 1 in 4 children under 5 suffer from stunting, because of malnutrition.
  • 50% of young children have access to pre-primary education, but only 17% in low income countries.
  • Goal 2: Universal primary education
  • 57 million childrenare out of school, half of whom live in conflict-affected countries.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, only 23% of poor, rural girls complete primary education.
slide13

EFA goals will not be reached by 2015

Goal 3: Youth and adult skills

  • 69 million adolescents are out of school.
  • In low income countries, only 37% of adolescents complete lower secondary education, and only 14% of the poorest.
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The number of adolescents out of school declined slowly

120

Out

-

of

-

Out-of-school children

107

100

Out-of-school adolescents

101

-

o

-

81

80

73

Millions

69

57

60

40

31

South and West Asia

40

20

22

Sub-Saharan Africa

22

0

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

Source: UIS database.

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EFA goals will not be reached by 2015

  • Goal 4:Adult literacy
  • 774 million adults are illiterate, a decline of just 1% since 2000.
  • Almost two-thirds of illiterate adults are women.
  • Goal 5: Gender parity and equality
  • There are fewer than 9 girls for every 10 boys:
  • in 17 countries at primary level
  • in 30 countries at secondary level.
slide16

Percentage of countries projected to reach a benchmark for five EFA goals by 2015

By 2015, many countries will still not have reached the EFA goals

Source: Bruneforth (2013).

many children in the poorest countries are not learning the basics
Many children in the poorest countries are not learning the basics

Reached grade 4 and learned the basics

poor quality education leaves a legacy of illiteracy
Poor quality education leaves a legacy of illiteracy

One-quarter of those aged 15 to 24 in poor countries are unable to read a single sentence.

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Achieving learning for all by 2030

Selected countries in southern and eastern Africa

Progress needed for post-2015 goal

100

All children assessed

80

All children assessed

60

Business as usual

All school age children

50%

40

20

Learned the basics in reading (%)

All school age children

0

2000

2007

2015

2020

2025

2030

2000

2007

2015

2020

2025

2030

Poor rural girls

Rich urban boys

aid to education decreased for the first time in 2011
Aid to education decreased for the first time in 2011

16

14.4

14.4

13.4

14

12.5

12.3

11.4

12

Basic education

5.7

5.6

10.2

Secondary education

5.4

10

9.2

5.3

5.0

8.9

Post-secondary education

5.1

8

4.7

2.5

2.5

6.7

4.2

2.2

4.4

2.0

2.0

6

1.7

2.7

Constant 2011 US$ billions

1.3

1.4

4

1.2

1.1

6.2

6.2

5.8

5.2

5.1

4.6

4.2

2

3.6

3.3

3.0

Only US$1.9 billion of basic education aid was allocated to low income countries in 2011.

0

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

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Aid to basic education – most donors reduced funding in 2011

350

2010

300

2011

250

200

150

100

Constant 2011 US$ millions

50

0

IMF

World Bank (IDA)

AfDF

Japan

France

Canada

Norway

Sweden

Germany

Denmark

Netherlands

United States

EU Institutions

United Kingdom

AsDB Special Funds

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No one should be left behind due to lack of resources

After 2015, financing targets should be set for countries to allocate:

  • at least 6% of GNP on education; only 41 had reached this level by 2011
  • at least 20% of their budget on education; only 25 had reached this level by 2011 .
post 2015 education goals equity measurability and finance
Post-2015 education goals: equity, measurability and finance

Ensure that by 2030, everyone has an equal opportunity to learn the basics, whatever their circumstances

1. Completion of early childhood education, primary education and lower secondary education

2. Quality of early childhood care and education, primary education and lower secondary education

3. Acquisition of youth and adult skills

4. Elimination of inequalities

5. Financing of education

Equity

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