Around the world, education is improving. Compared with a decade ago, 42 million more children are in school and millions more are completing both primary and secondary school. Tertiary education numbers are also up. This is a huge achievement, but these trends conceal the fact that hundreds of millions of children fall outside this rosy picture, denied the right to a quality, basic education.
This week key Early Childhood Care and Education partners, including UNICEF, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Global Partnership, are organizing a regional workshop in Zanzibar to discuss how to operationalize and bring to scale quality ECCE programs in Africa.