When will the whole world have universal access to basic education?

Education—even at the most basic levels—not only makes poor countries richer, it also saves lives. For example, if sub-Saharan Africa were achieving universal lower secondary education for women by 2030, it would prevent up to 3.5 million child deaths from 2050-2060. Achieving universal upper secondary completion across the globe by that date would also prevent up to 50,000 disaster-related deaths per decade by 2040-2050. And by universalising upper secondary education in low income countries, the world could increase per capita earnings by 75 percent and lift 60 million people out of poverty.
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