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ERIC Number: ED566673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
Results for Learning Report 2014-15: Basic Education at Risk
Bernard, Jean-Marc; Amelewonou, Kokou; Bonnet, Gabrielle; Rubiano-Matulevich, Eliana; Soman, Kouassi; Sonnenberg, Krystyna
Global Partnership for Education
The 2014/2015 Results for Learning Report: Basic Education at Risk examines the progress achieved by Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner developing countries over the period 2008-2012. Universal primary education has never been so close, yet there are still 58 million children of primary school age who do not go to school around the world, and 41 million of them are in partner developing countries. The report cautions that if progress and investments are not maintained, the hard-won achievements could be reversed. Particularly, basic education is losing priority with the share of budgets spent on primary education falling gradually. The following are among the report's key findings. In GPE partner developing countries: (1) 73% of children complete primary school; (2) 22% of children of primary school age are out of school; (3) 80% of children who complete primary school transition to secondary school; (4) 89 girls for every 100 boys complete primary school; and (5) 82 girls for every 100 boys complete lower secondary school. In GPE developing country partners, there is progress in reaching out-of-school children and getting more children to complete primary school but the goal of Universal Primary Education remains distant. Access to pre-primary and lower secondary education has improved but these levels of education still have a long way to go. Education is slowly becoming more equitable but some inequalities are hard to tackle. The GPE has increased its support, especially for fragile and conflict-affected countries (FCAC) partners but education as a priority in global aid has declined. Finally, the lack of data in the education sector remains a challenge but the Global Partnership for Education is increasing its focus on, and support for, data. Supplementary tables, figures, and graphs are provided in an annex. [For the 2013 Results for Learning Report, see ED566674.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Global Partnership for Education (GPE); World Bank