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close this bookWorld Conference on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs - Final Report (UNICEF - UNDP - UNESCO - WB - WCEFA, 1990, 129 p.)
close this folder4. Education for All: The Components - Summary of Roundtables
close this folderThe Requirements
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View the documentBuilding National Technical Capacity
View the documentDeveloping a Supportive Policy Environment
View the documentMobilizing Financial Resources
View the documentStrengthening International Solidarity

Developing a Supportive Policy Environment

Suitable economic, trade, labour, employment and health policies are called for along with educational reform in the World Declaration. While educational reform was dealt with in several thematic roundtables and in the illustrative country plans of Morocco, Nigeria, China, the Philippines and Jordan, broader social and economic policies and their attendant relationship to education policies were not as vigorously discussed at the roundtables.

Supportive policies in the social, cultural, and economic sectors are required in order to realize the full provision and utilization of basic education for individual and societal improvement.

World Declaration

Although the roundtables on improving primary education and financing education for all discussed the need to protect the social sectors from economic adjustment programmes, there was little consensus reached on specific measures to relieve the debt burden. However, as a result of the debate, the final text of the World Declaration calls greater attention to the undue burden of structural adjustment policies on overall financial requirements for achieving Education for All.