Author Archives: Samer Al-Samarrai

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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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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