The SDGs and the global education Agenda: Promises and Possibilities

25 April 17:00 – 18:30 BST

IDS, University of Sussex and live stream via IDS Facebook page.


Professor Yusuf Sayed, Professor of International Education and Development Policy (Education), University of Sussex

Heralded with much fanfare and preceded by intensive policy contestation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed in September 2015 promises a far-reaching development framework in a global context of widening inequalities within and between countries, economic crises, conflict, disasters, and climate change.This agenda suggests a radical development project that proposes to fundamentally alter human society by 2030 through the achievement of 17 goals, 169 associated targets and with multiple indicators to measure progress.

Specifically the consensus reached in education, promises through SDG4, the achievement of inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong opportunities for all.

Framed within a critical policy analysis, this Sussex Development Lecture brings into focus the tensions over what equitable quality and lifelong education means and whether the vision of education quality that emerged from the process represents a turning point in thinking about education and development.

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Institute of Development Studies
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