REPORT LAUNCH: Millions Learning: Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries, April 18-19, 2016

Center for Universal Education (CUE) and The Brookings Institution

Getting millions to learn: What will it take to accelerate progress on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals?

When: April 18 – 19, 2016

Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


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 will launch “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 will be comprised of two sessions. Monday, April 18 will focus on the role of global actors in accelerating progress to meeting the SDGs. The second session on Tuesday, April 19 will include a presentation of the Millions Learning report followed by panel discussions on the role of financing and technology in scaling education in devJoin the conversation on Twitter at#MillionsLearning.

Monday, April 18, 2016
9:00 AM -- Strategies and initiatives for meeting the Education Sustainable Development Goal

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:45 AM -- Scaling quality education: The launch of the Millions Learning report
12:15 PM -- Lunch
1:30 PM -- Do funders help or hinder scaling in education?
3:00 PM – Break
3:15 PM -- What role can technology play in scaling education?
4:45 PM -- Reception

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