130911 Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda


‘Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ is designed to distil the outcomes and messages that were contributed during the consultations on education, as well as provide background on the global situation for education development. This report attempts to synthesize the themes and capture the different voices heard throughout the process.
The dialogue on education features broad representative participation across online consultations, face-to-face global and regional meetings and in written documents. For this report, main themes have been extracted from the thematic consultations and the summary reports of the regional and other meetings.
Documents that were uploaded to the online consultation by participants have also been analysed. Recognizing that education has featured prominently in the other 10 thematic consultations, this report includes some discussion of the ideas emerging in these forums.
Section 2.0 summarizes progress and gaps in the current education EFA goals and MDG education framework, including the relationship between these two frameworks. Section 3.0 describes how education as a priority within the development agenda was identified during the consultations. Sections 4.0 and 5.0 identify the main principles and thematic education priorities emerging from the consultations,
highlighting several interrelated priorities, none of which are surprising or new. Collectively, however, they reflect a more expanded vision of quality education at the heart of the post-2015 education agenda. This vision is summarized in section 6.0, which identifies several points of convergence as well as a number of strategic issues requiring further deliberation in moving forward. And, finally, section 7.0 focuses on how the post-2015 education agenda could be fulfilled in practice.