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Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda


The Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda is co-led by UNICEF and UNESCO, with support from the Governments of Canada, Germany and Senegal and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A synthesis report has emerged from the inclusive and participatory consultation process.

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This guideline aims to provide the tools necessary to analyse a country’s education sector and presents methodologies for the analysis of policy issues with the aim of strengthening the knowledge required for the development of more equitable and efficient education sector plans.

Education Sector Analysis Methodological Guidelines [Volume I]: English, French


The second volume covers four specific sub-sectors: early childhood development; higher education; literacy and non-formal education; and technical and vocational education and training. There are no primary and secondary general education specific chapters because the volume 1 covers already largely those sub-sectors.

Education Sector Analysis Methodological Guidelines [Volume II]: English, French


On 20 September at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled The Smartest Investment: A Framework for Business Engagement in Education.

Developed by UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and the UN Global Compact, the Framework provides practical advice on how business can improve education systems and learning worldwide while delivering business objectives.

  The Adolescent Girls Vulnerability Index: Guiding Strategic Investment in Uganda, a joint collaboration among the Government of Uganda, UNICEF and the Population Council, serves as an advocacy tool to draw attention to adolescent girls. It informs policymaking and macro-level resource allocation, serving as an instrument for planning and monitoring progress.

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  The Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Guidance for School Health Programs is a national self-assessment tool to support governments and organizations in monitoring and evaluating comprehensive school health programs.


The FRESH M&E Guidance consists of three documents: the FRESH M&E Guidance for School Health Programs, the Appendix, and the Thematic Indicators.


UNICEF plans to expand an innovative pre-school programme known as, ‘Getting Ready for School: a Child-to-Child Approach.’ The  programme is a low-cost way to provide supplemental education to pre-schoolers, especially the most marginalized. Story and 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.

Back on Track

Back on Track

Back on Track is designed to support and furtherwork 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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