Monthly Archives: May 2010

Out of conflict and into school – in two minutes

In a snappy YouTube clip, Katy Webley, head of education at Save the Children,  spells out the lessons that her organisation has learned from its Rewrite the Future campaign, including the message that  “Education must become part of emergency responses, … Continue reading

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George Weah: “There is nothing as important as education”

In a powerful comment article in The Guardian, George Weah backs 1Goal, the campaign to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Weah, the first African soccer player to have been named … Continue reading

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Cash on delivery: linking aid to results

By Nancy Birdsall, William D. Savedoff and Ayah Mahgoub, Center for Global Development, Washington Cash-on-delivery aid is a proposed new approach under which donors would commit to pay a specific amount for a specific measure of progress. Recent endorsements of … Continue reading

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Conflict takes a huge toll on education

Children and education systems are often on the front line of violent conflict. Of the world’s 72 million children who don’t attend school, about one-third live in only 20 conflict-affected countries. The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will … Continue reading

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Education and mothers’ health – a virtuous circle

By Anaïs Loizillon, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Children’s educational prospects are shaped long before they get anywhere near  a school ­– in the womb, when brain development creates the physical foundations for future learning. In the … Continue reading

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Funding fix is good news for Nigerian children

By Samer Al-Samarrai, senior policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report In the 2009 Global Monitoring Report we highlighted how a federal programme in Nigeria to provide additional funds for basic education was failing. The Universal Basic Education Commission … Continue reading

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