This report aims to identify and characterise some of the critical barriers that children, youth, and adults encounter to enjoyment of their right to education and also aims to identify and characterise critical policy challenges that governments should address to reach Sustainable Development Goal 4 by 2030; which is, “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all’. Drawing on reports from 41 countries which were provided by 44 GCE members, this report argues that despite the progress made worldwide towards achieving SDG4, critical challenges remain in every corner of the world, including in high income countries. The nature and magnitude of the challenges significantly vary amongst regions and countries. However, the report suggests that more comprehensive policies and financial efforts are needed in all countries to effectively respect, protect and fulfil the right to education for all, and therefore, to be on track for SDG4.

Author Global campaign for education

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