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4. Quality education

4. Quality education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. More than half of children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Refocused efforts are needed to improve the quality of education. Disparities in education along the lines of gender, urban-rural location and other dimensions still run deep, and more investments in education infrastructure are required, particularly in LDCs.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 4: Quality education

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News

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Algorithmic justice eludes India's Muslims, Dalits, trans and Indigenous people as AI entrenches bias.
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Millions of women and girls in poorer nations could be put at risk of unsafe abortion, domestic violence or teen pregnancy, experts say.
Vikas Arora, chief of impact investing, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Arora joins from Japanese bank MUFG with a brief to drive the organisation's impact investing strategy.
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The Nusantara Fund is part of movement to directly support Indigenous peoples and local communities worldwide.
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Opinion

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The government elected next year will have a long to-do list, not least of which is to continue pursuing meaningful development as Indonesia aspires to reach high income status by 2045.
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Founder and managing director Jessica Cheam investigates the relationship between business and our natural world, and shares about the genesis of Eco-Business in this book chapter contribution to 'Peace and Nature', a book compilation of 50 essays and edited by Professor Tommy Koh, Lye Lin Heng and Shawn Lum launched in Singapore recently.
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When given the chance, women are responsible stewards who use their extensive knowledge and skills to protect and restore the land in their possession.
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The pandemic has supercharged fintech innovation, but without thoughtful implementation we risk reinforcing old biases and inequalities and failing to serve women’s needs.
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Videos

Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
Harvesting the fruit of oil palms, as this man is doing in a plantation in Indonesia, is tiring and sometimes dangerous work
EB Studio Palm oil frequently makes headlines, but the faceless workers harvesting the fruit of the oil palm less so. What are the challenges of the job and how can their rights be safeguarded?
A freezer running on electricity generated by an off-grid solar system
EB Studio In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
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Yolk Station, a South Korean solar energy company, has installed a renewable energy solution in a remote Kenyan town that can also tackle the problem of child labour.
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Podcasts

Pretending to be an ESG guru while actually knowing little or nothing about environmental or social issues is known as competency greenwash
Former Monetary Authority of Singapore sustainability chief Darian McBain and recruiter Paddy Balfour tell the Eco-Business podcast why people are exaggerating their ESG expertise and why that's a problem in a key region for sustainable development.
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The stories of Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are now being captured through the fresh lenses of young female filmmakers. In this bilingual podcast recorded in English and Bahasa Melayu, they tell Eco-Business why they've picked up the camera.
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EB Studio Covid-19 didn't kill events, but it did change them. Teymoor Nabili and Veemal Gungadin tell the Eco-Business Podcast how a pandemic transformed the way sustainability events are conceived and organised.
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The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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