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Reina Ichii
This advocacy brief published in 2010 by UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education was written by Reina Ichii. The author argues that achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals by 2015 requires the design and implementation of programmes that are specifically aimed at achieving the desired outcomes. Budgets required for implementing those programmes must be made available and consistently monitored to ensure that funds are spent in the right places and are effective in achieving the desired results. GRB enables effective progress towards meeting EFA goals. For example, using sex disaggregated benchmarks and targets helps to monitor progress of the EFA goals. The EFA goals are as follows:1. Expand early childhood care and education; 2. Provide free and compulsory primary education for all; 3. Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults. 4. Increase adult literacy by 50 percent; 5. Achieve gender parity by 2005, gender equality by 2015; and 6. Improve the quality of education