Good quality education has the power to change the life of a person, a community and the future of the planet. It is a fundamental human right of every woman, man and child – no matter who and where they are. 


  • Just one additional year of school can boost lifetime earnings by 10 per cent
  • Maternal deaths would shrink by two thirds if all mothers completed primary education
  • Child marriage could be virtually eliminated by universal secondary education
  • 12.3 million less children would suffer stunting if mothers completed secondary education 
  • One year more of education for a population can increase GDP from 2 to 5%
  • Data from 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America show education boosts voting
  • Each extra year of school decreases young boys’ risk of involvement in conflict by 20%
  • Higher education levels equals greater activism against climate change