Access to education for 1 million children improved: whether the data valid or not?

Recently, UNICEF has published a press release to praise its achievements through the collaboration with ING. The tile said ’Access to education for 1 million children improved through 10-year UNICEF and ING partnership’.

Admittedly, the release, to some extent, attempt to prove ‘1 million children improved’. For instance, it is said the partnership has supplied 3,000 Indian primary schools with training material as well as teacher training, offered 37,622 girls in India free transport, provided 720 alternative basic education centres for Indian child labourers.

However, their partnership aid in Brazil Ethiopia India Nepal and Zambia is not totally equal to what local children have achieved. That is to say, the data of the contribution cannot efficiently prove I million children’s education has improved in these areas.

As far as I am concerned, it is necessary to publish the number of local children’s local enrollments as well as how many of them finally completely the whole primary education. In addition, the average literacy change within this period is also a kind of important evidence. Apart from the historical comparisons, some contrasts between those regions and other countries will be more beneficial for people to understand the progresses in these places comprehensively.


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