UNESCO Report on the MDGs

School is out. The reports are in. While some countries have done fairly well in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) starting in 2000, other countries still lag behind in the journey towards education for all by 2015. The main findings of the report indicate that:

◊ Just one-third of countries have achieved all the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals.

◊ In 2012, 121m children and adolescents were still out of school, down from 204m in 1999.

◊ Half of countries have now achieved Universal Primary Enrolment and 10% more are close.

◊ Poorest children are five times more likely not to complete primary school than richest.

Below are some of the infographics that illustrate the findings of the report.


The sections of the report that are connected to our areas of focus, you can review:

Sub-Saharan Africa: Regional overview – 2015 report

East Asia and the Pacific: Regional overview – 2015 report

Youth report


For details of this report, check Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges.

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