May 22, 2024

Report: Systems Strengthening: The UK Education providers’ contribution to the global education systems

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Education is a fundamental human right and it lies at the foundations of global prosperity and well-being. Education is a crucial pillar of the UN sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and it underpins and enables, directly or indirectly, the majority of these goals.

The importance of education cannot be understated.

Globally, for many decades, we have faced a blend of persistent challenges, coupled with emerging challenges which further aggravate access to equitable quality education. In order for education systems to become more resilient, adaptable, and capable of providing learners with the knowledge,
skills, and competencies they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, Governments and wider stakeholders must acknowledge the key role education plays in three areas:

  • Education is pivotal in helping to Move People Out of Poverty
  • Education, in its design and implementation must be Inclusive and provide Equitable Quality
  • Education sits at the core of helping societies Prepare for the Future

Objectives of the report

The overall objectives of this report are to set out the capabilities of UK based education providers and to showcase their breadth and response to the challenges faced by Governments around the world. As a result, it is designed as a stimulus for further discussion, where the best practice examples of these providers are highlighted in real life case studies showing how key issues can be tackled. It spans all stages of education, from Early Years to Higher Education and Life-long Learning, and details the support available across every area.

BEI Education Working Group

The BEI Education Working Group was initially set up against the backdrop of a global health pandemic in 2020 and we were faced with a new challenge of responding to the COVID-19 crisis’ devastating impact on education and lost learning for students around the world. Today, UK education providers are tasked with thinking about how they can continue to deliver against the priorities for international education in a post-COVID world.

The working group includes a broad range of actors, with members working across all areas of education including K12 services, Direct-to-Government education reform, Higher Education, Edtech and Skills and Training.

British Expertise International

British Expertise International (BEI) is the leading business development network for UK-based companies exporting expertise in infrastructure, capacity building and international development services, with a focus on the fast-growing, emerging and developing international markets of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

BEI works closely with the UK and foreign governments to help members understand international markets and the opportunities they present through a wide range of activities. BEI members range from some of the UK’s largest companies to some of the smallest, but all share a common goal of exporting the best of UK expertise in professional services.

BEI’s Climate Change programme helps explore and deep dive into the scale of the challenges that are facing governments, institutions and organisations as a result of anthropocentric climate change, engaging with key stakeholders such as government departments, foreign representatives, international financial institutions, multi-lateral agencies and funding bodies.

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