MDG 2 calls for universal primary education.  Last month, the UN released a major MDG review study showing that 89% of children in the developing world are enrolled in primary education.  In sub-saharan Africa, enrollment stands at 76%, which is up from 58% in 1999.  The report credits governments that have abolished school fees and undertaken other policies that make access to eduction more affordable for poor children.

The video below shows how one sub-Saharan African country, Liberia, is working to increase access to primary education for Liberian children.  Consider it a grounds-eye snapshot of how public policy is implemented in a developing country recovering from a decade of war.

 

 

Free primary education: A stepping stone towards a better future for children in Liberia from UNICEF: Back on Track on Vimeo.

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