Education Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. 59 million children do not have access to basic education and 781 million adults are illiterate. The right to education The right to education is a fundamental human right. Quality in education In a number of developing countries, poor education quality is the main reason for high drop out and low learning achievement. Girls’ education Education is a universal right. Girls are still in the minority in schools in low-income countries, accounting for 54 per cent of the children who do not attend primary school. Education in war, emergencies and fragile situations Basic education is a human right which also applies in emergencies. Innovation and education Norway is emphasizing innovation in its investment in education. Vocational training and entrepreneurship The world will need 600 million new jobs in the next ten years. To fill these jobs with well-qualified workers, high-quality, relevant vocational training is essential. Education Results Reporting System Reporting for bi-lateral and multi-bilateral agreements that receive Norwegian education aid.