In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new global agenda that is more ambitious than the preceding Millennium Development Goals and aims to make progress on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Goal 4, “To ensure inclusive and quality education for all, with relevant and effective learning outcomes,” challenges the international education community to meet universal access plus learning by 2030. We know that access to primary schooling has scaled up rapidly over previous decades, but what can be learned from places where transformational changes in learning have occurred? What can governments, civil society, and the private sector do to more actively scale up quality learning?
On April 18-19, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings launched “Millions Learning: Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries,” a comprehensive study that examines where learning has improved around the world and what factors have contributed to that process. This two-day event included two sessions. Monday, April 18 focused on the role of global actors in accelerating progress to meeting the SDGs. The second session on Tuesday, April 19 included a presentation of the Millions Learning report followed by panel discussions on the role of financing and technology in scaling education in developing countries.
Getting millions to learn: What will it take to accelerate progress on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals?
Monday, April 18, 2016 — Opening Remarks
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Panel — Strategies and initiatives for meeting the Education Sustainable Development Goal: Reflections from global actors
9:10 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — Welcome Remarks
10:45 am - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Panel 1 — Scaling quality education: The launch of the Millions Learning report
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Panel 2 — Do funders help or hinder scaling in education?
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel 3 — What role can technology play in scaling education?
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm