Author Archives: Pauline Rose

Share your views on the Global Education First Initiative

The EFA Global Monitoring Report team has been asked to conduct a review of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) in its first year of action. GEFI is a five-year initiative led by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. It … Continue reading

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We believe education transforms lives. Do you?

With just a few weeks to go before world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly, the EFA Global Monitoring Report team is launching a new website, ‘Education Transforms’, containing infographics showing education’s pivotal role in achieving progress across … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Employment, Environment, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Reproductive health, Sustainable development, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

Education is our weapon of choice

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, a celebration of Mandela’s work and that of his charitable organizations, who are calling followers to be “changemakers”. Education is a key part of this message for positive change. Going to school is … Continue reading

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Children still battling to go to school

A school is supposed to be a safe place for children to learn. It is difficult to imagine that children would be forced to run away from school for fear of attack, much less callously targeted, but this is exactly … Continue reading

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Supporting Malala’s education fight to get all girls into school

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year on her return from school, will celebrate her 16th birthday on Friday by delivering to the United … Continue reading

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UN 2013 MDG Report: despite major progress, greater efforts are needed

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The UN’s 2013 Millennium Development Goal report highlights the gains made so far in achieving the MDGs, but also describes the major challenges that remain. As the report … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Learning, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

OECD report takes the pulse of education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Which country devotes the highest proportion of its public spending to education?* And which country has the highest percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with upper secondary education?** The … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Employment, Governance, Quality of education, Secondary school, Teachers, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

Education invisible in the G8 communiqué

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Leaders at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland this week made progress on many important issues including international trade agreements, tax systems, transparency and terrorism. It is extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Employment, Finance, Group of 8, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The G8 must renew its commitment to basic education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Primary education is a fundamental building block of lives and livelihoods – and of wider development. But progress toward universal primary education has stagnated, there are still 57 … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Finance, Group of 8, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

High-Level Panel post-2015 roadmap: Close, but still some way to go

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report The just-released Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is to be commended for putting forward a clear roadmap for the way ahead. Feeding … Continue reading

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