The Learning Generation Initiative (LGI), formerly the Education Commission, is a global initiative encouraging greater progress on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education—ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning for all. The Commission’s groundbreaking 2016 report put forward an action plan to deliver and finance an expansion of educational opportunity for the more than 260 million children and youth who are not in school. The report highlights an urgent and ever-worsening learning crisis that, if left unaddressed, will leave half of the world’s 1.6 billion children and youth out of school or failing to learn by 2030. Since the report’s launch, the Commission has been working with others to implement the recommendations from the report, with a focus on transforming learning, the education workforce, delivery, cross-sectoral collaboration, and financing.

On July 1, 2023, the Education Commission closed, and its team, agenda, and projects transitioned to become the Learning Generation Initiative (LGI), which is hosted by Education Development Center and now led by the Commission’s former director Liesbet Steer. LGI will continue to take forward the Commission’s bold agenda to transform education systems so that all children can be in school and learning within a generation.

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The Learning Generation Report presents an action plan to deliver and finance an expansion of educational opportunity for more than 260 million children and youth who are not in school today.
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Save Our Future, a global coalition, rallied diverse voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the vital link between education and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
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This report outlines the need to work together with new and unlikely allies, other than education actors alone, to reimagine how our interconnected systems—health, education, economic development, and the protection of our planet—can work toward Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education and beyond.
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Transforming the Education Workforce lays out three evidence-based visions for strengthening the education workforce, creating more collaborative learning teams, and transforming education systems into learning systems.
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This report builds on the DeliverEd research in Ghana, Pakistan, Jordan, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania that sheds light on the effectiveness of delivery approaches for improving policy implementation. It proposes a framework for policymakers to consider when determining whether and how to launch, learn from, and scale and sustain delivery approaches.