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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (12/07/2016)

Education for All Act of 2016

This bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to state that it is U.S. policy to work with partner countries and international and civil society organizations to achieve sustainable quality universal basic education by: (1) strengthening educational systems; (2) assisting developing countries to improve literacy, numeracy, and other basic skills; and (3) promoting education as the foundation for community development.

The President shall ensure that: (1) assistance is aligned with U.S. foreign policy and economic interests; and (2) priority is given to developing countries in which there is the greatest need and opportunity to expand universal access and improve learning outcomes and in which the assistance can produce a substantial impact on children, women, and vulnerable populations.

The President shall: (1) submit to Congress by October 1, 2017, a comprehensive U.S. strategy to be carried out during FY2018 through FY2022 to promote quality basic education in partner countries; and (2) submit annual implementation reports.

The bill establishes within the United States Agency for International Development a Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, who shall have primary responsibility for the oversight and coordination of U.S. resources and activities relating to the promotion of international basic education programs and activities.