Author Archives: EFA Editor

Gender Summary turns spotlight on girls’ education

Over 100 million young women in low and lower middle income countries are unable to read a single sentence. And 31 million girls are out of school, with half of them unlikely ever to set foot inside a classroom. Those … Continue reading

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The global learning crisis is costing $129 billion a year

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Worldwide, millions of children are failing to learn the basics. Children who already face disadvantage – girls, the poor, the disabled those in rural areas, are being hit … Continue reading

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After Dakar: How does adult learning fit into post-2015 education aims?

By Alan Tuckett, president of the International Council for Adult Education When education policymakers overlook the importance of adult learning, it doesn’t just let down adults who could benefit from a greater commitment to their needs. It also fails to … Continue reading

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Ending education’s ‘hidden exclusion’

A new report from Save the Children, Ending the Hidden Exclusion: Learning and equity in education post-2015, offers a detailed assessment of the challenges facing global education. The report’s key argument is outlined here by four Save the Children education … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 4 Comments

What are we learning? PISA will cast a wider net post-2015

As part of its contribution to the post-2015 education framework, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) proposes to enhance its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to make it more relevant to developing countries. These ideas, outlined in … Continue reading

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What should every child learn? And how can we check on progress?

By Seamus Hegarty, chair of the Standards Working Group of the Learning Metrics Task Force and visiting professor at the University of Warwick Many children around the world attend school but do not learn. According to estimates in the 2012 EFA … Continue reading

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A post-2015 youth perspective: It’s make-or-break time for education

By Naim Keruwala I came across this picture on my Facebook timeline a couple of days ago. It captures very well the state of education in many countries, where government schools providing free education are inadequate and quality of education … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Employment, Equality, Equity, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Secondary school | 8 Comments

Africa’s 3 top education priorities for the next decade

By Birger Fredriksen, a senior advisor at the Results for Development Institute and former director for human development for Africa at the World Bank.  How can countries seize the opportunities and minimize the risks posed by the rapid change that … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Equity, Marginalization, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Secondary school | 7 Comments

A goal for 2030: primary and lower secondary school completion

Cris Revaz, executive director of the Basic Education Coalition, lays out the coalition’s recommendations for a new set of global education goals, outlined in a new paper, Each Child Learning, Every Student a Graduate.  Our recommendations are built around a … Continue reading

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Education after 2015: The Commonwealth perspective

Commonwealth ministers of education recently outlined their vision for education’s role in the new global goals for development, emphasizing education’s catalytic power and stressing the need for equity and quality in addition to access. By Jonathan Penson, education adviser at … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 1 Comment