Are our children learning? The state of education in Kenya in 2015 and beyond

Organisation(s): Twaweza East Africa

Date: 2015

Pages: 45 p.


The fifth report in the Uwezo series arrives at a critical juncture, not only for examining the extent to which Kenya has met the six Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000 for achievement by 2015, but also for informing the development of specific targets and indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030. The targets and indicators for SDG 4 will be finalised this year. This year’s report also expands Uwezo’s analysis conceptually. Within the context of learning outcomes, the report interrogates the extent to which access to primary school, access to early childhood education, gender equality, and adult and lifelong learning were achieved by 2015. The aim is to engage with a broader range of analytical audiences, especially national and county-level decision makers in education, as well as academia and civil society organizations involved in education. It invites readers to look beyond the narrative of learning outcomes, to critically examine the baseline from which the SDGs will start, and use this to monitor progress through to 2030. All the while, the report will remain true to the fundamental question that has motivated Uwezo from its inception, one that remains as deeply relevant today: Are our children learning?

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