Inside Story

Can the world’s governments educate every child?

With about 260 million children worldwide not in school, many countries are falling behind UN 2030 education goals.

Approximately 260 million children around the world are not in school.

World leaders have signed up to a United Nations plan to provide universal primary and secondary education by 2030.

Most countries are lagging behind; the ones with the highest poverty are hardest hit.

Although progress has been made, challenges remain. 

In a new report, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says governments in developed countries also must do better.

Can governments overcome challenges they face in making education accessible to every child?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Manos Antoninis – Senior policy analyst, UNESCO.

Hussaini Abdu – Country director at Plan International Nigeria.

Jiang Xueqin – Researcher at the Global Education Innovation Initiative, Harvard University.