Monthly Archives: April 2010

How to rewrite the future for millions of children

By Katy Webley, head of education for Save the Children (UK) 2010 is the year for education. As we mark the Campaign for Education’s Global Action Week, we’re looking ahead to reform of the Fast Track Initiative, the 1GOAL campaign, … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: “We can no longer step lightly around this shame”

Desmond Tutu and Dennis Van Roekel (president of the U.S. National Education Association) added their voices this week to the calls for a concerted global push to meet the Education for All goals by 2015, in an opinion article in … Continue reading

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Giving education a bigger slice of the pie

By Samer Al-Samarrai, senior policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report In this year’s Global Monitoring Report we highlighted the impressive increases in spending on primary education that many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made since 2000. About two … Continue reading

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L’aide au développement en 2009 : un verre à moitié vide ou à moitié plein ?

De nouvelles données sur l’aide au développement ont été publiées par l’OCDE mercredi, donnant pour la première fois une idée de l’impact de la crise financière sur l’aide au développement. Alors comment les choses se présentent-elles? Premièrement, de quasi bonnes … Continue reading

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Aid in 2009 : a glass half full or half empty?

By Elise Legault, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report New aid figures were released on Wednesday by the OECD, shedding for the first time some light on the impact of the financial crisis on development assistance. So how … Continue reading

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When education saves lives (2): reducing maternal mortality

By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report There are few starker indicators of global inequality than maternal mortality. Risks of death from causes associated with pregnancy in childbirth are heavily concentrated in developing countries – … Continue reading

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When learning saves lives: education and child mortality

By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Give a man a fish, as the saying goes, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you nourish him for a lifetime. But … Continue reading

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