Category Archives: Africa

Engaging with EFA: Where have all the lessons gone?

This is the eighth in a series looking back to Dakar in order to draw lessons for those working on new education targets post-2015. This blog is by Cream Wright, who engaged continuously with EFA and the MDGs as a representative … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Malawi: Why it’s important children learn to read in their mother-tongue

By Helen Abadzi, Radhika Iyengar, Alia Karim and Florie Chagwira – education specialists from the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, reading levels of students are far below grade level, and Malawi is no exception. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Learning, Literacy, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 9 Comments

Financing the massive education catch-up needed in sub-Saharan Africa  

This is the seventh in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation. This blog is by Birger Fredriksen, who was a member of the World Bank’s team attending the Dakar World … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty | 9 Comments

BRICS: A new force on the international education stage

This blog by Elizabeth Fordham, Education Specialist, UNESCO, lays out the key findings of a new report looking at the changing balance of education power in the world as a result of the growing influence of the five major emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Economic growth, Employment, Finance, Latin America, Quality of education, Skills, technology | 4 Comments

Photostory: The power of education

Sustainable development begins with an education as demonstrated by the following people from around the world. Download our booklet, released yesterday to coincide with the UN General Assembly, to show how education is a catalyst for lasting development. Click on … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Basic education, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Gender, Health, Human rights, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Nutrition, Post-secondary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers, Youth | 3 Comments

Bring back our Nigerian school girls

The recent abduction of girls from a school in Borno state in the north east of Nigeria has sent shockwaves not just through the country but around the world. Within the space of two years, two separate violent incidents involving schoolgirls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Rural areas | 7 Comments

250 million children not learning – but has there been any progress?  

By Chris Berry, Education Head of Profession at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched in the United Kingdom on April 7, makes a crucial contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 2 Comments