This background paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 on teaching and learning, focuses on the complementarities that education can bring to the multiple and sometimes inter-related interventions, from government and other national and international organisations, in the context of development. The international commitment to fighting poverty, reducing social and economic inequalities and improving the overall quality of life, particularly of people living in extreme poverty, is strong, and it is in this context that this paper raises the question: can education hinder, sustain or enhance the expected benefits of other interventions? The paper focuses on the benefits of early life interventions for children who participated in the Young Lives Longitudinal Study.
Sabates, R. Can maternal education hinder, sustain or enhance the benefits of early lifeinterventions? Evidence from the Young Lives Longitudinal Study. (2013) 23 pp. [Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4]