Monthly Archives: March 2010

Education charities are chosen for Obama’s Nobel cash

Education charities dominate the list of organisations that President Barack Obama has chosen to send his Nobel Peace Prize, The New York Times reports – including the Central Asia Institute, run by Greg Mortenson (right), author of the bestseller Three … Continue reading

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Britain underlines support for education as “the best route out of poverty”

DFID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, has released its new education strategy for 2010-2015, which is closely aligned with the Education for All goals: “In the last decade the number of children out of school has dropped from … Continue reading

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Education summit during World Cup will aim to close funding gap

The campaign to ensure that universal education  is a lasting impact of the 2010  World Cup received a huge boost when President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain announced after meeting in London that … Continue reading

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“Girls’ education may be the single most cost-effective kind of aid work”

What’s the best way to help women around the world? To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the New York Times columnist Nick Kristof outlines his “Three Proven Steps to Advance the World’s Women,” and top of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World Education Blog

This blog is hosted by the team working on the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, an independent report published by UNESCO that tracks the world’s progress towards the six education goals to which over 160 countries committed themselves in … Continue reading

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