Learning suffered from neglect amid intense focus on universal access to education. Education First, a new global initiative by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hopes to change that. In this interview with Devex, Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide, explains why there is now much more optimism toward the issue.
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.