How governments are failing on the right to education

This report by ActionAid presents new findings on the right to education. The report was based on research in schools in four developing countries – Malawi, Mozambique, Tazania and Nepal – to assess the extent to which children are accessing good quality primary education.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Governments are not investing enough to ensure a quality education for the next generation, and are largely failing in their duty to promote the right to education.
  • Governments are also largely failing to meet the education commitments they have signed up to in international fora.
  • The consequence is that few children are receiving a quality education. It is girls who often lose out most: girls are more likely to be victims of violence and abuse in school, often do less well in school examinations and are enduring extremely poor school sanitation facilities that are not conducive to a quality learning environment.

Click here to read the full report