Author Archives: EFA Editor

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

Posted in Basic education, Equality, Equity, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Secondary school | 3 Comments

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

Ending the learning crisis: education and equity after 2015

Today Save the Children is publishing its proposals for the post-2015 global development framework. Giving every child a chance to learn – particularly the poorest – is a central part of this framework, as four Save the Children education experts … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Learning, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Quality of education | 13 Comments

Education must not fail another generation

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria and a member of the Africa Progress Panel, looks at the implications for Africa of the findings and messages in the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report. This article was first published … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Investing in the future of our youth

Guest blog by Dr. Qian Tang, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, originally published in China Daily. Twenty years ago there were 183 million illiterate adults in China; 183 million people missing out on the chance to best support themselves and … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Skills | 3 Comments

Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2012 – Learning for Life

Guest blog by Sharon Goulds, Project Manager of the Because I am a Girl Report, and Anita Reilly, Education Advisor, Plan UK. “Girls meet a lot of challenges and because I am a girl I would like to fight for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments