Category Archives: Africa

Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all

The 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all, reveals that 40% of children are not learning the basics in reading and mathematics, over half of whom have spent four years in school. This … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers, Training, Youth | 4 Comments

Education plays a crucial role in fight against HIV and AIDS

Many adolescents living with AIDS do not receive adequate support and care – and many others are not aware of how to protect themselves from AIDS. To mark World AIDS Day, we look at how education – especially of girls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Latin America, Reproductive health, Secondary school | 2 Comments

World Teachers’ Day shines spotlight on global teacher shortage

By Albert Motivans, head of education indicators and data analysis, UNESCO Institute of Statistics, and Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report This year’s World Teachers’ Day, on October 5, focuses on one of the most … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Employment, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 8 Comments

Spotlight on Nigeria’s education crisis

Education in Nigeria is in crisis: 10.5 million children are out of school, more than in any other country, and over half of adults in the country are illiterate, a legacy of decades of poor education. In response, the United … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school | 7 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

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children | 2 Comments

Spotlight on Africa: who’s going to school?

This Sunday’s Day of the African Child focuses on “eliminating harmful social and cultural practices affecting children” – so it’s an ideal time to reflect on the region’s progress toward universal primary schooling. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than half … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Africa’s resource wealth could end illiteracy and build an educated middle class

By Caroline Kende-Robb, executive director of the Africa Progress Panel A new report from the Africa Progress Panel shows that mineral wealth could transform education in Sub-Saharan Africa, building on the findings of the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Finance | 3 Comments

Post-2015 and Bali: Without education for all, we can’t achieve sustained prosperity for all

It was very good news that a global meeting this week seems to have made progress in aligning two competing visions for the post-2015 development agenda – one centred on eradicating poverty and the other on sustainable development. But it … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Education for All is affordable – by 2015 and beyond

If governments and donors make concerted efforts to meet the promises they made in 2000, basic education for all could be achieved by 2015, according to analysis in a new policy paper released by the Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Economic growth, Equality, Equity, Finance, Innovative financing, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, North America, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 10 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