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Education for All (EFA) represents a constellation of development initiatives that brings together a range of issues from education to health, poverty, and gender and institutions from the United Nations and the World Bank to local community service organizations. It represents the expansion of education as a developmental goal that is broadly construed to include not only the development of educational opportunities but also the development of the child, of healthy societies, of social service delivery, and international development more generally. The goals, delivery, and evaluation of EFA mirror changing global governance and political–economic regimes. This entry examines the EFA’s history and EFA initiatives since 2014.

History of the Education for All Initiative

The origins of EFA lie with the World Conference on Education for All held ...

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