UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report

UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report

Paris, France / Tracking the world’s progress towards the six internationally agreed education goals.
UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report
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171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in lowincome countries left school with basic reading skills – equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.

171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in lowincome countries left school with basic reading skills – equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.

Worldwide military expenditure for 2009 was $1.5 trillion. Despite the financial crisis, this represents an increase of 6% in real terms compared to 2008. The increase in aid during the same period was only 0.7%

Worldwide military expenditure for 2009 was $1.5 trillion. Despite the financial crisis, this represents an increase of 6% in real terms compared to 2008. The increase in aid during the same period was only 0.7%

Women with postprimary education are 5 times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS.

Women with postprimary education are 5 times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS.

In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.8 million children’s lives could have been saved in 2008 if their mothers had at least a secondary education.

In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.8 million children’s lives could have been saved in 2008 if their mothers had at least a secondary education.

A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5.

A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5.

In Kenya, if women farmers are given the same level of education as their male partners, their yields for maize, beans and cowpeas increase by up to 22%.

In Kenya, if women farmers are given the same level of education as their male partners, their yields for maize, beans and cowpeas increase by up to 22%.

$16 billion a year in aid would send all children to school in low-income countries. This is about half of the amount Europeans and Americans spend on ice cream annually ($31 billion).

$16 billion a year in aid would send all children to school in low-income countries. This is about half of the amount Europeans and Americans spend on ice cream annually ($31 billion).

In Latin America, children whose mothers have some secondary schooling remain in school for two  to three more years than children of mothers with less schooling.

In Latin America, children whose mothers have some secondary schooling remain in school for two to three more years than children of mothers with less schooling.

One extra year of schooling increases an individual's earnings by up to 10%.

One extra year of schooling increases an individual's earnings by up to 10%.

One fifth of young people aged 15-24 years in developing countries never completed primary school and lack skills for work

One fifth of young people aged 15-24 years in developing countries never completed primary school and lack skills for work