Category Archives: Aid

We can get more children into school and improve their learning

By Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia In Ethiopia, we have reason to be very proud of the progress we have made in education over the past decade. In 1999, just 37% of children were going to primary school. By … Continue reading

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Have we kept our 2013 education promises? Top 10 blogs say yes!

My blog at the beginning of 2013 set out three areas in which we hoped the education community would make progress towards post-2015 goals this year: devising an overarching education goal as part of a broader post-2015 framework; identifying approaches … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers | 7 Comments

Place your vote: do we need a new global education framework after 2015?

How can a renewed vision for education after 2015 and an overall global development framework complement each other? Do we need a global education framework to replace Education for All? Continuing confusion over these key questions was apparent when representatives … Continue reading

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Donors must renew their commitment to supporting education goals after 2015

Aid has played a key role in supporting the Education for All goals. But now that support is in danger of being undermined as donors distribute aid through non-government channels, fail to coordinate their efforts sufficiently, or turn away from … Continue reading

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School meals boost education, communities and economies

To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for nutrition, as the EFA Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Famine, Health, Learning, Nutrition, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 9 Comments

Multilateral agencies should renew their commitment to basic education

The international community, and multilateral agencies in particular, have vast potential to mobilize financial resources to help fill the $26 billion annual funding gap for education, according to a new paper. Here Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, and … Continue reading

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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

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

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Governance, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized, Youth | 4 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

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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