The EFA Global Monitoring Report team has been asked to conduct a review of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) in its first year of action.
GEFI is a five-year initiative led by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. It gathers a broad spectrum of world leaders and advocates who all aspire to use the transformative power of education to build a better future for all. This support of the UN Secretary-General for education is a testament to its enduring importance in sustainable global development. It is also a much-needed reaction to the urgent needs of the 250 million children who are not learning the basics whether in school or not.
Since 2002, the EFA Global Monitoring Report has been an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. The independent report team, based at UNESCO, will carry out an initial review of the main actions and impact accomplished by GEFI in its first year. On the basis of our findings, we will also offer concrete recommendations to strengthen GEFI’s activities in the coming years in ways that are translated into improvement in education for children.
To help with our assessment, we have created a simple survey to gauge the general level of awareness and opinions towards GEFI. All are welcome to share their views and recommendations to help with our review and to inform GEFI’s ongoing work. The survey is also available in French and in Spanish. We look forward to receiving your responses.