Equity, learning, and a continuum of learning from early childhood to adolescence are crucial to ensuring inclusive growth, sustainable development, and the elimination of extreme poverty in the post-2015 development agenda. Moreover, this prioritization of learning for all children and youth would build upon current efforts in Millenium Development Goals to get all girls and boys, especially the most marginalized, into school, but it would also make sure that children stay in school and learn.
The Equitable Learning for All consensus brief recommends that the post-2015 development agenda include education as a cross-cutting issue that affects all development goals. In addition to being cross-cutting in the post-2015 agenda, the brief also calls for an explicit education goal focused on equitable learning for all, encompassing equity, learning, and the need for a learning continuum from early childhood through to adolescence. Finally, the brief identifies six measures for tracking learning for all at the global level.
This paper was coordinated by Brookings Center for Universal Education, Save the Children and Women Thrive Worldwide. More than 100 organizations from around the world have signed their support to the brief.