Education Equity Now!

A regional analysis of the situation of out-of-school children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Highlights

All children and adolescents have the right to quality education. Yet this 2014 report finds that 2.5 million children of basic school age and 1.6 million children of pre-primary school age are out of school in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. At upper secondary level, non-enrolment rates increase significantly in most countries. There are also many more children -- perhaps millions -- from the most marginalized communities, who are excluded from national data collection and therefore ‘invisible’ in national education statistics. Little is known, for example, about the educational status of the region’s estimated 5.1 million children with disabilities.

Published by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the report sets out four priorities for action:

  • ensure that every child is in school 
  • ensure that every child is learning 
  • ensure that every child is learning early and enrols on time 
  • ensure that every child is supported by effective and efficient education governance systems.
     
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Author(s)
UNICEF and UNESCO UIS
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Languages
English

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