Enhance opportunities for disadvantaged young people to access, participate in and achieve a quality education.
250Mchildren are still not in primary school
90%of 10-year-olds in low income countries can not read
Enabling every young person around the world to access quality education
by utilizing evidence to: drive more informed decision-making; support innovation to disrupt current trends; empower education thought leaders to influence public policy; and enhance opportunities for the education sector to measure impact.
Partners and projects
Building a global evidence ecosystem for teaching
Equipping teachers with the knowledge they need to enhance and accelerate learning outcomes for the most disadvantaged children and young people.
Leadership and global learning for community impact
Creating locally rooted, globally informed leaders who work in partnership with their communities to ensure all children can fulfil their potential.
Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Program
Providing marginalized women access to quality learning, entrepreneurship and employment outcomes through second chance education and vocational learning.
Millions Learning: Scaling quality education innovations and initiatives for all children and youth
This project brings researchers and practitioners together to generate evidence, provide practical recommendations, and build stronger links around scaling processes in global education.
Business Investment for Education Impact (BIEI)
Developing new tools and resources to increase the impact of businesses’ investment in education and encouraging more companies to make education a sustainability priority.
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“Yes, you can get ahead as a woman”
Women’s employment is crucial for economic autonomy, as well as strengthening national economies and fostering gender equality. This is why the UN Women Second Chance Education Program is supporting women like Catalina, Denisse and Maria in their journey to security and success.
16 days ago
Grant to boost systemic change in education
A leading policy center, and long-standing BHP Foundation grantee, has received a multi-million dollar grant to boost collaborative action to transform global education ecosystems. The Brookings Institution announced its Center for Universal Education (CUE) in the Global Economy and Development program received US$24 million from LEGO Foundation, the largest grant in Brookings' century-long history.
22 days ago
Empowering women to learn, earn and lead
UN Women’s Second Chance Education program trains vulnerable, internally displaced women and young women in poultry farming in Cameroon. This approach is supporting women in crisis, offering adaptive pathways to achieve agency, resilience economic empowerment, and leadership.
45 days ago
The fast (and frightening) facts: Effects of COVID on education
There’s no doubt school closures as a result of COVID had a huge impact on learning opportunities for children and disproportionately affected the poorest and most vulnerable. It’s a crisis that must be prioritized.
122 days ago