13.06.2012 - Education Sector

New Policy Paper: The number of out-of-school children is stagnating

Fresh data published today in our new Policy Paper - prepared jointly with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics - shows that progress towards reducing the number of out-of-school children is stagnating. The Paper finds that 61 million children of primary school age were out of school in 2010, a similar number to the previous year.

As government leaders and policy makers prepare to meet at the Rio+20 conference later this month, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of education for development. The new paper highlights five of the many reasons governments cannot allow progress on reducing the number of out-of-school children to stall.




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