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Report Calls for Access to Education for Girls Around the World

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A new report by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education calls for a global policy agenda that focuses on access to quality education and learning for all children and youth in the developing world, especially poor girls who are often left behind and remain at a disadvantage. The report, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, estimates that 65 low- and middle-income countries are losing approximately $92 billion per year by failing to educate girls to the same standards as boys, and a 12 percent reduction in world poverty could be achieved if all students in low-income countries obtain basic reading skills in school.

Read the report:
http://www.brookings.edu/media/Files/rc/reports/2011/0609_global_compact/0609_global_compact.pdf

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