The I4DEV education strategy is focused on “learning for all” and ensuring that all children can attend school and learn. We are committed to helping communities reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls for access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.
To make this vision a reality, the I4DEV works with communities to improve their education systems and identify the best ways to deliver learning for children, young adults, and those who need skills later in adulthood and for whom the future of work poses new challenges.
We take an integrated approach to the education system to ensure learning throughout the life cycle. Education services from preschool to primary, secondary education, and beyond to university and other tertiary education, need to be aligned and consistent.
We work to ensure progressive universal access to quality education Realizing true universal access requires equality of opportunity. We must meet the educational needs of children and young adults in fragile or conflict-affected areas, those in marginalized and rural communities, girls and women, displaced populations, students with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups.
Our approach is inclusive and focused, we understand the needs of government and work with them to ensure that education works for everyone.
Our future economy will place a premium on skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, grit, persistence, curiosity, creativity, and the ability to communicate and work in teams. These are critical complements to the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy and should be integrated into classroom curricula throughout the education cycle.
Schools of the Future
The schools of the future are being built today. These are schools where all teachers have the right competencies and motivation, where technology empowers teachers, and where all students learn fundamental skills, social-emotional skills, including the ability to retain what is learned, and digital skills. These schools are safe and affordable to everyone and are places where children and young people learn with joy, rigor, and purpose.
The changing nature of the labor market demands that youth and adults be equipped with the tools to continue learning—whether it’s gaining basic literacy and numeracy later in life, accessing higher education, or receiving training, both before and during employment.