23.04.2012 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Fact sheets on 25 African countries unlikely to meet the EFA goals by 2015

© UNESCO/Niamh Burke

Discover the profiles of 25 African countries that are unlikely to meet the Education for All goals by 2015. The fact sheets are published by UNESCO's Regional Office in Dakar.

The country profiles are released on the occasion of the annual Global Action Week on Education for All celebrated worldwide during the last week of April.

This year, celebrations take place from 22-28 April 2012. The Week focuses on the theme of early childhood care and education Events are being organized by UNESCO Offices around the globe, including Africa.

Advocacy purposes

"We hope that these country briefs can be used for advocacy purposes among education partners at country level, including education ministries and civil society," says Zulmira Rodriques, Regional Coordinator for Education at UNESCO Dakar.

Each country brief is 4 pages long and provides information on:

  1. demographic and macroeconomic context
  2. general trends in education
  3. progress towards the six EFA goals
  4. learning outcomes
  5. funding to education

Some 30 out of the 46 sub-Saharan African countries are expected not to meet the goals of Education for All by 2015 according to current trends. UNESCO Dakar has prioritized to elaborate fact sheets for 25 of these 30 countries (the remaining six countries have little available data). 

List of countries

The fact sheets cover the following 25 countries:

The remaining six countries for which data is not available are: Comores, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Madagascar, Somalia and Zimbabwe.




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