Some of the benefits of the Revised Basic Education Curriculum are the inclusion of vocational studies and promotion of entrepreneurship. Business studies and foreign language are also included, as well as a focus on values. Additionally, the emphasis of the curriculum is on science, technology and the English language.
Basic education is meant to meet a person's basic needs. International standards require, at minimum, primary and lower secondary education. Basic education in developing countries may also require preschool education and programs focused on adult literacy.
Achieving universal primary education is one of the Millennium Development Goals. Global basic education standards have proven, positive impacts on public health, particularly an increase in vaccinations, disease prevention, increased nutritional standards, decreased infant mortality, and lower HIV and AIDS rates. It also improves a country's demographics by increasing life expectancy and delaying pregnancies thanks to access to better birth control. The economy is also positively impacted, as productivity increases among workers, service sectors demand more workers and residents, now empowered with both knowledge and jobs, increase their spending power. Benefits that cannot traditionally be measured, such as political stability, increases in human rights, an impact on democracy and increased problem solving through nonviolent means, also result from global basic education.