Development Progress - Education: interview with Suzanne Grant Lewis

Jul 10, 2014, 10:24 AM

Suzanne Grant Lewis, Acting Director, UNESCO IIEP, talks to the Development Progress Project about the progress of education and the role of international aid agencies.

Significant progress in education has been made across the globe over the past several decades. Many nations have stepped up efforts to improve their education systems, with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) focusing particular attention on completion of primary schooling and improving gender equity and education for all setting a broader ambitious agenda. While many countries have made progress on MDG targets, an increasing number of countries are aiming beyond these goals, concentrating for instance on improving quality or extending access beyond basic education -- issues likely to form part of the post-2015 agenda.

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