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Updated On: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Development Issues

Inequality in Learning, Inequality in Development

Report by: UNESCO

13 August 2014, New York, USA | South-South News – Education: is is vital for development, but even in 2014 there are millions of children that not finish even their primary education. Girl are particularly affected by this, as only 70% of countries are expected to have an equal number of girls and boys in school by 2015.

 In its 11th Global EFA Monitoring Report, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization gives an update on the progress made by countries both in the developing and developed world towards universal access to education.

Read some of the key findings from the report below, then click here to read the full report.

In low income countries, only 14% of the poorest complete lower secondary school.

By 2015, 70% of countries are expected to reach gender parity in primary enrolment.

In a third of countries, less than 75% of primary school teachers are trained.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest girls will not achieve universal primary completion until 2086.

Only 8 of 53 countries plan to monitor inequality in learning.

67 countries could increase education resources by US$153 billion through reforms to expand the tax base.

In 2011, aid to basic education fell for the first time since 2002.

Education receives just 1.4% of humanitarian aid.

If all students left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.

If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.

In Argentina, China and Turkey, citizens are twice as likely to sign a petition if they have secondary education.

Education’s power to transform lives should secure it a central place in the post-2015 framework.

The cost of 250 million children not learning the basics is equivalent to US$129 billion.

Less than 60% of immigrants in France passed the minimum learning benchmark.

In low and lower middle income countries, one-quarter of youth cannot read a sentence.

Ethiopia’s youth literacy rate increased from 34% in 2000 to 52% in 2011.

The report included is a product of a third-party organization. South-South News does not own the rights to the report, nor is South-South News affiliated with the organization. The report is provided as a way to showcase an informative, fact-based and unbiased research and analysis publication exploring an important issue of global development. For more information, please visit the website of the author organization directly.




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