Malala Fund report calls for free, quality primary and secondary education for all


Earlier this month, the Malala Fund released a new report urging leaders consider the importance of education for all girls worldwide. The report proposes that commitments towards both primary and secondary education be accompanied by specific plans for implementation, including phased approaches.

“Government commitment and political will to expand access and improve quality of education, coupled with careful planning to ensure no one is left behind, is the critical success factor for realising the right to free, good quality primary and secondary education for all,” the report states.

More money must be allocated to reach the total cost of 12 years of universal education. According to the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/14 referred to in the report, achieving this would result in tremendous growth and development of countries:

  • Child marriage would drop by 64 percent
  • Early births would fall by 59 percent
  • Child deaths under five would decrease by 49 percent

Read the full Malala Fund report, Beyond Basics: Making 12 Years of Education a Reality for Girls Globally, here.