Who should use the Guide?

This Guide is aimed primarily at civil society organisations (CSOs) including: national and international non-governmental organisations, trade unions, faith-based organisations, indigenous people’s movements, and other groups.

For CSOs interested in monitoring the right to education, whether coming from a development, education or human rights background, the overall purpose ofhuman rights monitoring is generally to solve specific problems faced by the constituencies of those CSOs and hold States accountable for their human rights obligations. Monitoring serves as the backbone of effectiveadvocacy: its main purpose is to generate evidence to advocate for the full realisation of the right to education.

Beyond CSOs, other actors may have an interest in using this Guide, such as: academics, governments, international organisations and donor agencies.