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Safe to Learn: Safe Journeys to School are a Child's Right

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Safe to Learn highlights road traffic injuries as a leading cause of death among children and adolescents. The report focuses on the journey to and from school and gives examples of specific policies and measures that can be implemented to make the roads safe for children.

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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.


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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.


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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


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

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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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