Monthly Archives: January 2012

Youth jobs crisis pushes EU to address ‘skills mismatch’

Hard on the heels of Davos, where the “skills gap” was the subject of several sessions, the European summit on Monday showed that high unemployment is concentrating EU leaders’ minds on improving training for young people – the focus of … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Governance, Marginalization, Skills, Training, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

BRIEFLY: Gordon Brown calls for new global education fund

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, a co-convenor of the High Level Panel on Education, released a report this week calling for the establishment of an independent global fund for education, to raise the $16 billion needed each year to … Continue reading

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‘The future we want’ post-2015: Sustainable development goals

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report In his speech to the General Assembly this week, the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, presented his action agenda for the next five years. His speech highlighted many … Continue reading

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At Davos, the ‘skills gap’ is on the guest list

As the world’s movers and shakers head to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the International Labour Organization has issued a gloomy report on employment – just in time to focus minds at … Continue reading

Posted in Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Governance, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 3 Comments

BRIEFLY: One year later, a fresh start for Arab youth?

As well as sparking a wave of change across the Arab world, the Tunisian revolution exactly a year ago turned the spotlight on the widespread youth joblessness in the region. One key ingredient of the frustration and disappointment that helped … Continue reading

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Haiti update: Where’s the public education system?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake has drawn attention this week to the needs of the country’s young people, and efforts to give them a future. But … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 4 Comments

Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Governance, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-secondary education, Refugees and displaced people, Sexual violence | 5 Comments

Education for All: Three New Year’s wishes

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report As the 2015 deadline for the Education for All goals fast approaches – and the global economic crisis threatens to slow progress – here are the three things … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Donors, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Equity, Governance, Group of 20, Innovative financing, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Skills, Youth | 5 Comments