Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hard lessons in the world’s largest refugee complex

Français | Español Somali refugees’ struggle for education in the Dadaab camps in northeastern Kenya, which we focused on in a post earlier this month, comes under the spotlight in an article from IRIN that builds on the findings of … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Human rights, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 2 Comments

Education bounces back in Cambodia and Ethiopia

Français | Español By Jakob Engel, a research consultant for the Overseas Development Institute Cambodia and Ethiopia offer valuable lessons on improving access to education after conflict, the theme of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Language, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Teachers | 2 Comments

How donors betray children’s hopes in conflict zones

Français | Español By Sarah Press, Education Thematic Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Save the Children (UK) If you wanted to put names and faces to the million of forgotten children in the world, you might … Continue reading

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For refugees in Kenya, ‘education is the only thing we can take home’

Français | Español By Pauline Rose, senior policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report In many ways, Kenya is an example of an African success story in education. According to the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, growth in the … Continue reading

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Pakistan declares ‘education emergency’

Français | Español Kicking off a campaign aimed at making March “the month that Pakistan talks about only two things: education and cricket”, a government commission has painted a damning picture of the country’s education system, whose poor progress towards global … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Finance, Governance, Legislation, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school | 16 Comments

Millions of girls are still missing out on school

Français | Español As the world marks the 100th anniversary today of International Women’s Day, it’s worth having a look at what progress has been made towards improving education for women and girls since the global community adopted the Education for … Continue reading

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Budget cuts, aid and American national security

Français | Español  By Kevin Watkins, director, Education for All Global Monitoring Report There’s nothing quite like a fiscal crisis to secure the triumph of short-termism over the long-term national interest. The United States stands to gain a great deal from … Continue reading

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