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SDG Index and Dashboard. Education index. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. SuitUp. Burkina Faso. The government of Burkina Faso has developed its education sector plan (Programme sectoriel de l’education et de la formation - PSEF) which covers the period 2012-2021 and aims at providing the country with an efficient and inclusive education system that trains citizens to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.

Burkina Faso

To achieve this vision, the PSEF is built around four strategic priorities: Burkina Faso Education System. Primary Education Although education in landlocked Burkina Faso in West Africa is compulsory for children aged between 7 and 14, this is not enforced.

Burkina Faso Education System

It is based mainly on the French model and the teaching language is French. Children enter primary school at the age of seven and, after 6 years, they write an elementary school completion examination that allows them to register at high school. UNICEF Burkina Faso - Education - Issue overview. Issue overview Raise the rate of children in full-time education In Burkina Faso, the percentage of children in full-time school and the literacy rates are amongst the lowest in the world.

UNICEF Burkina Faso - Education - Issue overview

Significant progress has been made over the past five years. The gross enrolment rate has increased by 15% and today 60.1% of school-aged children attend school, as against 45% between 2001 and 2002. The literacy rate has increased by 30% in 2001 to 32.5% in 2005 (source : DEP-MEBA, Aide mémoir, 8e mission conjointe). 6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2015. In May 2015 it was estimated that, of the 15.7 million people aged 15 to 64 years in Australia, 3 million, or nearly 1 in 5 people (19%), were enrolled in formal study.

6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2015

Of these, 1.2 million people were aged 15 to 19 years, and 718,800 people were aged 20 to 24 years. Of people aged 15 to 19 years, 83% were engaged in study. This proportion then declined with age: 44% of persons aged 20 to 24 years were engaged in study, declining to 16% of persons aged 25 to 34 years, 9.4% aged 35 to 44 years, 5% aged 45 to 54 years and 2.4% of those aged 55 to 64 years. Females were more likely than males to be engaged in study, with 20% of females currently studying towards a qualification compared with 18% of males. Three challenges for higher education and the SDGs. The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) convened a strategic debate this week on the important and unprecedented role of higher education in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Three challenges for higher education and the SDGs

Keynote speaker Eva Egron-Polak, the Secretary-General of the International Association of Universities (IAU), began the discussion by highlighting some of the key aspects of the new agenda. “The SDGs are interconnected, and comprehensive. There is recognition that we cannot meet one goal without achieving the other goals. Education - United Nations Sustainable Development. EducationFlorencia Soto Nino2017-02-10T15:49:35+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform!

Education - United Nations Sustainable Development

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education. Goal 4: Quality Education. <a id="mobile-version-link" class="mobile-version-link" href=" the mobile version of</a> Targets.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Quality Improvement Plan. The National Regulations require approved services to have a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

Quality Improvement Plan

The aim of a QIP is to help providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care and to plan future improvements. The QIP also helps the regulatory authorities with their assessment of the service. A QIP helps providers to document the strengths of their services and to recognise areas for improvement. Who is responsible? Approved Providers must make sure a Quality Improvement Plan is developed for each of their approved services. Overview of Australia's assistance for education. How we are helping 2016-17 Budget Estimate: $692.7 million Education enables development and is crucial to helping people overcome poverty.

Overview of Australia's assistance for education

Australia and its neighbours benefit from aid program investments in education which support human development, economic growth and stability across the region. Strategy for Australia’s aid investments in education 2015–2020. Summary This strategy guides Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) expenditure in education, one of the priority sectors identified in the overarching development policy framework, Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability, released by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in June 2014.

Strategy for Australia’s aid investments in education 2015–2020

Effective education systems can contribute directly to poverty reduction, economic growth and stability. The acquisition of knowledge and skills through education improves individuals’ earning potential and ability to invest wisely in their future and those of their families. Educating women and girls is particularly transformative; every additional year of schooling makes a difference to marriage age, fertility rates and health outcomes for women and their children.