Technical papers

How long will it take to achieve universal primary and secondary education?

Published: 
Monday, 18 May, 2015

This note is a contribution of the EFA Global Monitoring Report team to the Framework for Action document for the post-2015 education agenda, which will be discussed at the World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. It is based on and extends a background paper to the 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report (Lange, 2015).

Proposed post-2015 education goals: Emphasizing equity, measurability and finance

Published: 
Sunday, 1 March, 2015

The six Education for All goals have helped to drive remarkable progress since they were established in 2000. Some major education needs have not received the attention they deserve, however, and fresh priorities have emerged over the past decade. As the global education community prepares to identify new goals for the post-2015 period, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team calls on its decade of experience to propose what those goals could look like, along with guiding principles, specific targets and indicators.

At least 250 million children of primary school-age are failing to learn the basics

Published: 
Sunday, 16 December, 2012

The 2012 GMR (pp. 124-126) argues that “around 250 million children either fail to make it to grade 4 or do not reach the minimum level of learning”. One of the central messages made in the Report in developing this estimate is the need to focus more attention on improving data in order to get a better understanding of learning deficits worldwide. This note explains the steps taken to reach this estimate.