The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (the Education Commission) was set up to reinvigorate, and chart a pathway for, increased investment in education. The Commission, which the Prime Minister of Norway, the Presidents of Malawi, Indonesia, and Chile, and the Director-General of UNESCO convened following the 2015 Oslo Summit on Education for Development, is steered by 27 high-level Commissioners working to make ours the first generation ever that provides a quality education for every child. Drawing upon new research and analysis from more than 300 partners in 105 countries, the Commission’s report, The Learning Generation: Investing in education for a changing world, puts forward an action plan for the largest expansion of educational opportunity in history. At the 2016 United Nations General Assembly, then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received the report and agreed to act on its recommendations, a mantle that has been taken up by his successor António Guterres. The report highlights an urgent and ever-worsening learning crisis that, if left unaddressed, will leave half of the world’s 1.6 billion children and youth out of school or failing to learn by 2030. To reverse these dire trends and fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 4’s (SDG 4) promise of an “inclusive and equitable quality education” for all by 2030, the Commission calls upon world leaders to commit to four education transformations. These transformations, which inform the structure of this progress report, underscore a critical and immediate need to strengthen performance, foster innovation, prioritize inclusion, and increase finance.
International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (USA)
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