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1 No Goals at Half-time: What Next for the Millennium Development Goals? MDG 2 Angela W Little Institute of Education

2 Millennium Development Goal 2 Achieve Universal Primary Education Target: ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

3 Indicators The indicators the UN claims to use to assess progress towards this target are: – Net enrolment ratio in primary education – Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach (rather than complete) last grade of primary – Literacy rate of years olds, women and men

4 Net enrolment ratio in primary education the number of pupils of the theoretical school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a proportion of the total population in that age group Increase from 80% (1991) to 83% (2000) to 88% in 2006 (all developing countries)

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6 Net primary enrolment ratios by region

7 1. What do the NERs overlook? (3 points) 2. What are some of the challenges within the education sector? (3 challenges) 3. What are some of the cross-sectoral issues? (3)

8 1. Sub Saharan Africa: NERs vary

9 2. NERs disguise patterns of enrolment by grade

10 3. NERs disguise enrolment patterns by income group and gender https://www.ble.ac.uk/webapps/lobj-podcast- bb_bb60/files/_422554_1/MDG1- AndrewDorward.mp3


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