This new annual report is about opportunities to learn. Its primary purpose is to assess the extent to which the benefits associated with education are being extended to all children, youth and adults around the world and whether the commitments made in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar are being met.
The Forum agreed on six education for all (EFA) goals, which were considered to be essential, attainable and affordable given strong international commitment and resolve.
Every year, the Global Education for All Report rigorously monitors progress towards these goals and offers an in-depth analysis of one critical education issue.
Produced by an independent international team, the Report draws upon a wide range of expertise: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, other UNESCO institutes, academic research, governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, national governments, civil society groups and NGOs.
The Report is an indispensable reference and advocacy tool for education planners, policymakers, government ministers, teachers, individual citizens, civil society groups and the international community.