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Overcoming inequality: why governance matters


Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015.

Who are these individuals and groups? What are the obstacles they face? How can governance policies help break the cycle of disadvantage and poverty? What policies work?  Is education reform integrated into the bigger picture? Is the international community making good on its commitments?


Arab States: English

Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia: English

East Asia and Pacific: English

Latin America and the Caribbean: English / Español

South and West Asia: English

Sub-Saharan Africa: English / Français


Press releases: English / Français / Русский язык / العربية / 汉语 / Português

Arab States (factsheet): English

Latin America and the Caribbean (factsheet): English

South and West Asia (factsheet): English

Sub-Saharan Africa (factsheet): English

Video of Canadian launch event: English


  • Canadian Launch of 2009 Global Monitoring Report - Video A