Turning Ideas Into Action for

Education & Workforce Development

As a result of Commitments to Action made by members focused on Education & Workforce Development:

  • more than 52 million children have access to better education. 

  • more than 5.9 million girls have been reached with efforts targeting enrollment in schools. 

Selected Commitments

The Education & Workforce Development Track focuses on education as a powerful instrument in poverty reduction and a principal component to achieving lasting social and economic development. Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) members in this Track discuss efforts to build effective education systems—ranging from early childhood education to work-ready skills programs—while exploring how education can provide the knowledge and skills necessary for people to lead healthy, satisfying, and productive lives.


2016 Focus Areas

  • Education in Emergencies
  • Quality Learning Crisis
  • School Safety
  • Women as Breadwinners, Caregivers, and Mothers
  • Youth Engagement and Employment


In 2015, the Track convened CGI members throughout the year to discuss and develop Commitments to Action focused on the intersection between education, health, and nutrition for young children and their caregivers. CGI hosted a Week of Action that included sessions on teacher preparation and support, 21st century skill development, and improved family workplace practices. Throughout the year, CGI members in this Track also explored actionable ways to promote girls’ secondary education, education in emergency settings, and opportunities for youth to engage with the CGI platform.


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