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With SDG 4 out of reach, World Bank launches more 'feasible' education target (Devex)

October 18, 2019

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As the global education targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals slip further out of reach, the World Bank is calling on countries to focus their efforts around a new, simpler target — to at least halve “learning poverty,” defined as the number of 10-year-old children unable to read a simple story, by 2030.

David Evans, senior research fellow at the Center for Global Development, said he sees the target as complementary to, but not a replacement for, SDG 4, and stressed the importance of building equity into the target.

“It may be tempting for education systems to start with the kids who are easiest to teach … so it would be useful to hear how the bank will seek to avoid leaving the most vulnerable kids behind,” Evans told Devex.


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