ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Education and Training held a meeting under the chairmanship of Federal Secretary Education and Training Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Friday to assess progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), policy reforms and delivery mechanism. The meeting was attended by all Provincial Secretaries of Education, representatives of education departments of FATA, AJK and representatives from UNESCO, DFID and USAID. The meeting discussed in detail the process to accelerate progress on MDGs. The provinces were asked to provide their input in this regard. They declared that high rate of out of school children is a stumbling block in the way to achieve the target of education for all. Therefore, they agreed to increase net enrollment ratio and suggested budgetary allocations up to six per cent of GNP by 2015.It is worth mentioning that Pakistan is one of the nine partner countries that are to be invited to the IMF-World Bank ministerial meeting titled “Learning for All”. The meeting is co-hosted by the president of the World Bank Group, the UN Secretary General and the UN Special envoy for global education. Beside other partner countries, which include Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria and Southern Sudan, the meeting will be attended by global partnership for education, donor agencies and civil societies’ members. This will bring together Minister of Finance and Education that collectively are home to nearly three fifth of the world. Therefore today’s meeting was a homework for bigger event where Pakistan has to present its case in a more rationalized way, and present the gaps in finances in the field of education for consideration to the donor partners.