In line with the main goals of Finland’s development policy of eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities, FinCEED supports development policy priorities in the education sector: increasing access to high-quality basic education as well as upper secondary education and vocational education and training, taking particularly into account girls and vulnerable children and young people; and strengthening both the inclusiveness of education systems and the quality of teaching and learning outcomes.

High-quality and inclusive education is one of the most central preconditions for sustainable development and functioning societies. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that education is also a fundamental human right for everyone and this right was further detailed in the Convention against Discrimination in Education.

Finland aims to strengthen commitment of its multilateral and bilateral partners to inclusive education. Regardless of gender, disability, ethnic or other background individuals of all ages have equal rights to education and possibilities to take part and learn.

Solving the global learning or education crisis requires significant investments to teacher training, learning conditions and learning outcomes, as well as development of education systems.

The success of Finland’s education system is built by highly educated teachers and flexibility of the system, that guarantee equal opportunities for all.