Education in the developing world: Key takeaways from a new report
A new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has called for a better understanding of the impact of learning in developing countries on children’s health, well-being and education outcomes.
The report, Learning in a World of Promise, highlights the importance of connecting students to knowledge and skills they can apply to the world around them.
The UNEP/SRI International Educational Development Network found that students in developing nations have fewer access to basic educational materials and the most basic educational opportunities in the world.
In the last decade, global development agencies have invested nearly $4 trillion in education in developing regions, the report found.
The findings underscore the need for greater engagement and cooperation between governments, educators and local communities in developing country countries to develop sustainable learning environments that benefit all.
The UNEP report says that, at present, only 40 percent of the world’s children have access to a basic education.
As a result, “over a quarter of the global population does not have access in school or a primary or secondary school education.
This leaves many more children with limited or no access to the knowledge and skill that they need to develop a well-rounded and resilient society.”
The report says the UNEP is calling for a “global education strategy” that includes education for all, a stronger and more effective education system, and a more inclusive and inclusive society.
This is not the first time UNEP has called on the world to invest more in education.
In June, the organization announced a new initiative to help countries build and sustain the skills and knowledge that they will need to thrive in a global economy.
The new report highlights key lessons learned from education research, including the need to provide quality, affordable and inclusive education to all children, the importance to connect students to education and knowledge in a holistic way, and the importance for education providers to invest in their communities and institutions.
In addition, the UN report says “all of us” have the power to create and sustain a “safe and healthy world for our children and to ensure that all children are educated and prepared to participate in the global economy.”
The report calls on all of us to make education the cornerstone of our development strategies, in the context of our commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.
“The world must continue to invest and create opportunities for all children and their families, not just those who are already doing well in school, but those who need it most,” UNEP CEO Hillel Neuer said in a statement.
“The lessons of the past 20 years show that investment in education is vital to building a stronger, more resilient, more inclusive world.
We cannot afford to sit idly by as our children’s futures are squandered, their futures are shaped by the actions of those who have little to no stake in their future.”
The UN report recommends that education, in all of its forms, be an “empowering and empowering place for children and young people, both in developing and developed countries.”
The U.N. Educational, Social and Cultural Office, UNEP, the U.S. Department of Education, the OECD and the International Federation of Associations (FIA) also supported the report.
The report was written by experts from UNEP and the OECD.