Investing in education in developing countries is in all our interests, as education provides children with the best route out of poverty, giving them the power to improve their own lives, improve their country and ultimately reduce developing countries' reliance on aid. Globally we must push for education for both girls and boys because evidence shows that when a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, it has a strong positive impact- she marries later and has fewer and healthier children, and is more likely to be economically productive. But it is not just about having the chance to go to school. Children must be well taught and what they learn must improve their opportunities in life.
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