, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 321–335 | Cite as


Universal primary education in South Asia: A right that remains elusive
  • Manzoor AhmedEmail author
  • R. Govinda
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South Asia, with a quarter of the world’s population, has at least a quarter of the world’s children who should be in primary school but are not. As a region, South Asia will almost certainly fall short of achieving the second EFA goal by 2015: full access to, and completion of, primary education. What can be done now to improve the prospects of achieving the goal as soon after 2015 as possible and to lay a solid foundation for doing so?


Universal primary education Right to education South Asia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Educational DevelopmentBrac UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.National University of Educational Planning and AdministrationNew DelhiIndia

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