Author Archives: EFA Editor

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 | 4 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

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Speaking from experience: youth voices on youth skills

To mark the 10thanniversary of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, we have looked back at all our previous reports in this blog series. Today, a week before we launch the 2012 Report “Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work“, Sam Mountford from … Continue reading

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How many teachers does the world need?

To celebrate World Teacher’s Day, 5 October, we invited Albert Motivans from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics to provide some insights into how the lack of teachers affects progress towards Education for All. Massive teacher shortages are quietly looming over … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Teachers | 1 Comment

Conflicts are one of the biggest barriers to Education for All

The devastating effect conflicts have on education was the focus of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report. As part of our 10th anniversary countdown to the launch of the 2012 report on October 16, we asked Prof. Alan Smith from our … Continue reading

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How can we promote fairness in access to education beyond 2015?

As the UN Secretary General launches his Education First initiative and as the new World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) goes live, Will Paxton from Save the Children – drawing on new research from Rwanda – asks what the implications … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals | 1 Comment

Put Education First – share our flyer

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched his Education First initiative today. To support the rationale for choosing access and learning as two of the three key aspects of the new Initiative, we have collected some key statistics below. These include a … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills | 1 Comment

2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report: One month to go!

In just one month, on October 16, we will release the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work. In addition to its focus on skills development for young people, the Report will publish the most … Continue reading

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