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Inclusive and equitable education provides all learners with the capabilities to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies, and enhance individual wellbeing. This technical brief describes how professional learning communities (PLCs) matter for quality education, as they play an important role in the professional development and motivation of teachers and school leaders. The experiences of VVOB demonstrate how reinforcing the capacities of national and local education authorities to establish and support PLCs is of crucial importance to the success of these communities.


Our series of technical briefs, 'Putting SDG 4 into Practice', bundles our knowledge and experience of different themes in various country-specific contexts. Each edition zooms in on a specific building block of quality education, and how VVOB strengthens them in its partner countries. To read them all, click here.