SDG 4: Quality education. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Since 2000, there has been enormous progress in achieving the target of universal primary education.
The total enrolment rate in developing regions reached 91 percent in 2015, and the worldwide number of children out of school has dropped by almost half. There has also been a dramatic increase in literacy rates, and many more girls are in school than ever before. Education - United Nations Sustainable Development. EducationFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T17:43:33+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform!
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. 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.
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. From Policy to Action. SDGs for Australia Interim Report.