Hi all!

Some time has passed since we talked about the sustainable development goals SDGs.

Today, we would like to signal you a very interesting article published by the Global Partnership for Education. The article deals with education and it tries to highlight why and how we should focus on it in order to support the achievement of the SDGs.

Hereunder, then, we report two quotations and the link to the complete article.

(1) “There’s strong evidence that a mother’s education improves her children’s nutrition, especially as she seeks higher levels of schooling.

The most recent UNESCO research in 2013 shows that there are approximately 47 million children in low-income countries who are stunted as a result of malnutrition in early childhood. If all mothers in those countries had a primary education, 1.7 million children would be saved from stunting. If those mothers had a secondary education, 12.2 million children would be saved from stunting.”

(2) “Good urban planning, efficient energy use, good water and sanitation management, social inclusion and other elements of well-working communities require people with knowledge and skills that are only available through quality education. At the heart of a World Bank Sustainable Cities Initiative, for example, are awareness-building programs, development and implementation of local diagnostic tools, the creation of policy reforms and other tasks that require not just primary but advanced education.”

(3) Link to the full article