Monthly Archives: October 2010

‘Lies, damn lies and statistics’

By Leila Loupis, communications manager, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Français | Español ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ – one of Mark Twain’s favourite lines, even if he didn’t coin it himself – may not have been heard much at … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Developing countries, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school | 1 Comment

L’éducation en Afrique 50 ans après les indépendances

In our second post for francophone readers, Nicole Bella, policy analyst on the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team, looks at the progress of education in Africa since 17 countries gained their independence in 1960, and the challenges that … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Finance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals | 7 Comments

On the margins in the wealthy West

By Karen Moore, policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Français | Español The word marginalization often brings to mind those in the world’s poorest countries. But on a trip to Canada last week I was reminded of one of … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Ethnicity, Governance, Innovative financing, Marginalization, Teachers | 3 Comments

When teachers are in the front line

Each year, World Teachers’ Day on October 5 is an opportunity to pay homage to teachers and the vital role they play in efforts to reach global education goals. This year the celebrations highlight teachers’ contribution to recovery from crises … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Citizenship, Conflict, Democracy, Developing countries, Teachers | 1 Comment