Good governance, effective management and accountability are central to realising equitable access to quality education and learning. This means responsiveness to needs and demands of learners, parents and citizens; the capacity of the system to deliver education; as well as accountability to the learners, parents and communities.

Enhancing governance and management lead to better service delivery with measurable improvements in learning outcomes. The pedagogy, learner and community engagement, as well as teacher motivation, contribute to social cohesion, build confidence in the systems and individual and community resilience. A holistic and lifelong learning approach addresses health and wellbeing, civic engagement and active citizenship, livelihoods and skills development, soft skills as well as foundational literacy, numeracy skills.