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Basic Education Coalition 2013 Annual Report

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Annual Report
2013
Our Mission



Congressional Advocacy
USAID
to promote expanded, equitable access
to quality basic education
so that all children have the chance to learn
Letter from Executive Director
Funding
Education
for All Act
Testimony
Advocacy Day
Education Elevated
Country Profiles
High-Level Meetings
State Department
Office of
Management & Budget
White House
Post-2015 Advocacy
Collaborations
Congresswoman Lowey
Publications and Articles
Teach a Child, Transform a Nation
Joint Statement on
UN High Level Report
Bridging the Gap for Education
in Crisis and Conflict
International Basic Education Update
Social Media
Finances
Members
Affiliates
Thank You !
On March 19, BEC Co-Chair John Gillies presented testimony on behalf of the Basic Education Coalition to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, stressing the importance of development and foreign aid for ensuring access to quality basic education around the world.
BEC supported Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) in their reintroduction (July 22) of the bipartisan Education for All Act, which now has 60 cosponsors.
On November 4, BEC, the Global Campaign for Education - US and RESULTS hosted an Advocacy Day to build additional Congressional support for the EFA Act, visiting over 50 House and Senate offices.
After both a BEC member sign-on letter as well as a Congressional sign-on letter, Congress voted to restore the FY12 funding level of $800 million for basic education despite the President’s low FY14 request of $501 million.
On April 19, BEC's Executive Director participated in a high-level dialogue at the White House on how to accelerate progress towards achieving universal primary education by 2015.
After a year of pressure from BEC and Congresswoman Lowey, USAID Administrator Shah announced during his Congressional testimony on April 24 that he has elevated education to be included as one of the agency’s Core Development Objectives.
BEC developed a series of country profiles to ensure that USAID missions have access to the latest data on the state of education to use in their country planning processes:

Dem. Rep. of Congo
Honduras
Indonesia
Kenya,
Lebanon
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Paraguay
Rwanda
South Sudan
Tanzania
Yemen
In January, BEC teamed up with the Global Partnership for Education for a two-day workshop on data and metrics.

Participants shared best practices in the area of student assessment and measurement, and gave suggestions for new approaches to measure early grade reading.
In March, BEC held a reception with the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) to highlight the importance of greater collaboration among stakeholders, including USAID, the Global Partnership for Education, BEC members and other practitioners.
BEC collaborated with InterAction to develop the education-related sections of the organization’s
Foreign Assistance Briefing Book
and
Choose to Invest
report.
BEC worked closely with the Global Campaign for Education – US on several issues, including:
In November, BEC partnered with GCE and RESULTS to host a widely-attended reception to honor Congresswoman Nita Lowey's 25 years of congressional service.
http://www.basiced.org/wp-content/uploads/Publication_Library/BEC-Teach_a_Child-2013.pdf
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-revaz/the-unstoppable-desire-fo_b_3941979.html?utm_hp_ref=millennium-development-goals
"The Unstoppable Desire for a Good Education"
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2013.864519#.UvpW3PldV8F
Post-2015 Education Recommendations of the High-Level Panel: Joint Comments of the Basic Education Coalition and the Global Campaign for Education-US
Our biweekly newsletter reaches 2,500 people
http://www.interaction.org/files/FABB%202013_Sec9_BasicEducation.pdf
http://www.interaction.org/sites/default/files/choosetoinvest_investing_long_term.pdf
http://www.basiced.org/resources/newsletter/
Catholic Relief Services
Chemonics
ChildFund International
Creative Associates International
DevTech Systems, Inc.
Education Development Center
FHI 360
Juarez & Associates
Perkins International
Plan International USA
RESULTS
RTI International
Save the Children
Women Thrive Worldwide
World Education
Food for the Poor
National Education Association
ProLiteracy
SIL International
SIL LEAD
BEC is circulating a community sign-on letter to show the widespread support of outside organizations and corporations for the EFA Act.
BEC has been actively participating in international discussions to ensure that education is included in the new post-2015 framework.
In January,
BEC members endorsed
a common set of education goals and indicators in its paper, “Each Child Learning, Every Student a Graduate.”
BEC then worked closely with the Global Campaign for Education - US to develop a
broad-based consensus
on specific recommendations for

post-2015, which was endorsed by
37 organizations
.
http://www.basiced.org/wp-content/uploads/Misc/Each_Child_Learning.pdf
In June, BEC hosted a reception to celebrate our vital partnership with USAID to help improve the education of children around the world.
Pictured: Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Edwin Gragert, Rep. Kay Granger, John Fawcett, Cris Revaz, Ray Myers, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Charles Rangel, USAID Administrator Shah, Rep. Gwen Moore
http://www.basiced.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/Bridging_the_Gap_for_Education_in_Crisis_and_Conflict.pdf
Post-2015 recommendations
Congressional reception on April 23
Advocacy Day on November 4
Efforts to support funding for basic education and the Education for All Act.
Check out our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/pages/Basic-Education-Coalition/138570202852936
You can also follow us on Twitter:
@BasicEdtweets
Basic Education Coalition
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 500 North
Washington, DC 20036

202-742-1212
www.BasicEd.org

Discussions
BEC met with USAID staff several times in 2013 to discuss:
making education a USAID priority
ways to strengthen USAID's
Education Strategy
procurement issues
funding needs and challenges
BEC met with staff at the State Department to discuss Secretary Kerry's priorities and how education can help bolster security in countries around the world.
On November 1, a contingent of BEC members met with OMB staff to discuss the importance of education funding in FY15.
Learning for All
Ministerials
BEC's Executive Director participated in the high-level Learning for All Ministerial meetings at the World Bank in April as well as at the United Nations in September.

These meetings brought together education ministers and global development leaders to discuss obstacles to education progess in specific countries.

The paper proposes the following goal:

By 2030, all children and youth receive and complete a quality primary and lower-secondary education with expected learning outcomes.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2013.864519#.UvpW3PldV8F
In May, the
UN's High Level Panel
released its report on recommendations for how to structure the post-2015 development goals.

BEC teamed again with GCE to provide
joint recommendations
on how to strengthen a post-2015 education goal.
http://www.basiced.org/wp-content/uploads/Misc/All_Children_Learning_Consensus_Document-6-13-13.pdf
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