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Monitoring Report on Education for All, 2001

Contents ( PDF)


Executive Summary

1. Introduction
Fundamental operating assumptions
Structures for implementing the Dakar Framework
Purpose of the monitoring report

2. Overview of progress towards all EFA goals
Goals with a deadline

- Achievement of quality universal primary education (UPE) by 2015
- Elimination of gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005 and achieving gender equality in education by 2015
- Achievement of a 50% improvement in the levels of adult literacy by 2015

Other goals

- Expand early childhood care and education
- Promote the acquisition of life-skills by adolescents and youth
Challenges in measuring the quality of education

Figure 1. Trends in total number of pupils in primary education, 1975-2015 (Estimates and projections)
Figure 2. Primary school-age population: enrolled and out-of-school children, 1975-97
Figure 3. Gender disparity in net enrolment ratios (NER) in the developing regions, 1998 Female NER ( % ):
Sub-Saharan Africa / Arab States

Figure 3. Gender disparity in net enrolment rations (NER) in the developing regions, 1998 Female NER (%):
Latin America / Asia and Pacific

Figure 4. Literacy pyramids of the world’s adult population by age group and sex, 1990 and 2000
Figure 5. Gross enrolment ratio in pre-primary education, 1998 (mean and variation within regions)

Table 1: Effort required to achieve universal primary education by 2015
Table 2: Classification of countries according to enrolment gender parity index and region, 1998
Table 3: Effort required to achieve the Dakar literacy goal by the year 2015
Table 4 : Data and information on extent, outcome, cost and monitoring and evaluation of adult and non-formal education in the E-9 Countries

3. The current status of planning for EFA
Update on actions at the national level
Data on co-operation with civil society
Varying quality of national plans
Provisions for monitoring
Capacity building
Update on actions at the regional level

4. Action at the international level
Inter-agency flagships
- Operational flagship programmes
- New flagship programmes
- Proposed flagship programmes

5. Co-operation with civil society organizations
Examples of civil society action in different countries

6. Mobilizing resources for EFA
- Trends in international development assistance during the 1990s
- Estimates of the total cost of achieving EFA
- Current challenges
- Summary of progress in financial support for EFA
- The need for efficient spending of funds for EFA

7. Summary of follow-up actions
- The feasibility of achieving EFA
- The need for a comprehensive EFA strategy
- The need for better monitoring
- The need to focus on quality of education and to target efforts towards what works
- The need for enhanced resources
- New information technologies
- Looking ahead


Statistical tables

Sub-Saharan Africa
- Primary Education

Arab States - Asia
- Primary Education

Latin America - Pacific
- Primary Education