Published by UNESCO and Oxford University Press, the sixth edition of the annual Report is a mid-term review of progress towards the six EFA goals established in 2000.
On the positive side, there is a rise in the number of children starting primary school, the number of girls in school, and spending on education and aid. However, poor quality, the cost of schooling and high levels of adult illiteracy rates need to be tackled in order to meet the EFA goals by 2015.
The Report’s findings were used to prepare the Seventh Meeting of the High-Level Group of Ministers on EFA from 11-13 December 2007 in Dakar, Senegal. The Report will be presented on 12 December at the meeting.