Quality education is at the heart of improving lives.

The Global Compact on Learning provides a policy agenda and series of concrete steps to advance learning for all girls and boys in the least advantaged parts of the world. Visit the relocated Global Compact website to learn more.

Our Priorities

Our research calls for a focus on three policy priorities to improve the quality of education available to all girls and boys and address the global learning crisis:

  • Early childhood development
  • Foundational literacy and numeracy skills in lower primary education
  • Post-primary educational opportunities



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“We cannot talk about building strong economies, sustainable democracies, and equitable societies without having educated children. We need boys and especially girls who can read, write, calculate, and think critically to lead us to a more peaceful and secure world. This call for a renewed global commitment on learning will help catalyze important actors from around the world to invest time, energy, and resources in improving learning for all.”

– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia