Today is the International Day of Education, and this year’s theme focuses on “the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace.” The RISE team gives three perspectives on these themes in the context of education in lower-income countries.
The RISE Programme sees equity in education as fundamental. Key stakeholders in the international education community are re-focusing on learning and the equality (or inequality) of its distribution. The Sustainable Development Goals, more so than the Millennium Development Goals, put explicit emphasis on equity. The UK’s Department for International Development, the main sponsor of RISE, has also had a long-term interest in equity.