On Sept. 26, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched Education First, a five-year initiative designed to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goal on education and “lay the groundwork for a bold vision for education post-2015.”
Aid advocates applaud the initiative, but will it finally address impediments to quality education? Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, discusses with Devex what the education community has been doing wrong and what it should do moving forward.
Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.
Check out the rest of our interview with Ritu Sharma, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.