Fresh off her meeting with the Nordic Council in Helsinki, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide reiterated Norway's commitment to supporting quality education for all children at a presentation of the World Bank's 2018 World Development Report. Though many countries have made great progress in getting children to school, a learning crisis perpetuates. Six out of ten children in the world are not learning the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, despite being in school.
Education is not only key to sustainable development and economic growth in developing countries, it is a human right to which every child is entitled. Norway has doubled its support to education this year and it strongly advocates continued funding for the Global Partnership for Education.