Category Archives: Aid

In Pakistan, government inertia is education’s greatest enemy

Malala Yousafzai has drawn global attention to the Taliban’s attacks on education. But education in Pakistan may have an even worse enemy: the government itself. Kevin Watkins, former director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report and now director … Continue reading

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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

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

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Reductions in aid jeopardize schooling for millions of children

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, and Albert Motivans, head of Education Statistics at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Millions of children may be denied access to school due to reductions in aid, according … Continue reading

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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

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Turning the ‘resource curse’ into a blessing for education

Maximizing the income from natural resources such as oil and minerals could provide an education to 86% out-of-school children and 42% of out-of-school adolescents in 17 developing countries, according to calculations by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team. Our new … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Economic growth, Finance, Governance, Innovative financing, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Syria conflict takes a heavy toll on education

The conflict in Syria is causing severe damage to the education system, according to a new report by UNICEF on the country’s two-year crisis. Thousands of children are being kept out of school by the violence. Some have already missed … Continue reading

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Shrinking aid flows risk putting Education for All out of reach

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report New aid figures released this week by the OECD make for sombre reading. Globally, aid has fallen since 2010, with poor countries hardest hit. This is worrying news … Continue reading

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The world’s poorest children are paying a high price for scholarships

By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report For many donor countries, a large proportion of ‘aid’ never leaves their country. Spending this money on education in the world’s poorest countries could go a long way to giving the 132 million … Continue reading

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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