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Educate All Girls and Boys in South Asia

A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Educate All Girls and Boys in South Asia report is a part of the global Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) publications series launched by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in 2010. It features the latest data and projected numbers of the out-of-school children in the South Asia region. 

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A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on School-Related Gender-Based Violence provides a rigorous analysis, perceptive insights and compelling recommendations, making it important reading for those dedicated to ending gender violence in and around schools.

Report: English

Effective Interventions Aimed at Reaching Out-of-School Children: a Literature Review, carried out by UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), examines the out-of-school children (OOSC) interventions in South Asia and around the world with the goal to expand the knowledge base and evidence about effective initiatives to reach the excluded children.

Report: English 

Education Under Fire report focuses on the impact of violence on schoolchildren and education systems in nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The publication also highlights a range of initiatives that support children's learning even in the most desperate of circumstances. 

Report: English

The Investment Case for Education and Equity explains the global education crisis and outlines solutions. It calls for an increase in funding for education and investments that are more equitable and efficient.

Executive Summary: English |  French | Spanish

Report: English

Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All is a joint report by UNICEF and UNESCO's Institute for Statistics developed as part of the Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI). The report identifies which children are out of school, why they are out of school and what strategies will help them access schooling.

Executive Summary: English French Spanish | Arabic

Report: English


Drawing a solution to the world's learning crisis

Education is in crisis worldwide. Millions of children, especially the most marginalized, are excluded from school. Many millions more attend school, but they do not learn basic reading and math skills.

To learn more about this issue, read The Investment Case for Education and Equity and watch the animated video >>


Child-Friendly Schools

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Child-friendly schools (CFS) operate in the best interest of the child and give children opportunity to develop all their talents.

Learning for Peace

Back on Track

Learning for Peace is designed to support and further work on education in emergencies and post-crisis transition countries.


Getting ready for school

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The ‘Getting Ready for School: A child-to-child approach’ is an innovative and cost‐effective approach to early education.

School fee abolition


School fee abolition is a key strategy to increase children’s access to education. 



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The Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children works towards achieving Universal Primary Education by 2015.

UN Girls' Education Initiative

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UNGEI is a partnership of organizations committed to narrowing the gender gap in primary and secondary education.


Global Education First Initiative

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GEFI is a partnership advocating to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship.

Education Post-2015


As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals approaches, there are various preparations and debates on what a post-2015 agenda will look like for education.

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