Category Archives: Basic education

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Reproductive health, Skills, Sustainable development | 1 Comment

The role of civil society in the Dakar World Education Forum

This is the fifth in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the EFA agenda and its implementation. This blog looks back to the World Education Conference in Dakar in 2000 from the perspective of David Archer, Head of … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Post-2015 development framework | 11 Comments

Improving literacy for sustainable development

Today is International Literacy Day. The theme for this year is Literacy and Sustainable Development. The day will be “an opportunity to remember a simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them,” says the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Basic education, Employment, Literacy | 4 Comments

The Jomtien Conference in 1990 was a game changer for education

This blog looks back at the start of the EFA movement, from Jomtien, to Dakar, to today. It is the first in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation.  Svein … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 9 Comments

Lessons from Dakar

This blog introduces a new series that will take a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation.  As we reach the 500 day countdown until the end of 2015, this series creates a space for … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework | 11 Comments

Domestic revenues will need to be mobilised to realise the 2014 GPE pledges

The Global Partnership for Education brought together governments and donors at its Replenishment Conference in Brussels last week. While donors fell short of the $3.5 billion target, governments stepped up to the mark. These governments will now need to work … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Finance | 1 Comment

Aid to education has fallen by 10% since 2010

A new EFA Global Monitoring Report policy paper, Aid reductions threaten education goals shows that aid to education has been on a downward spiral since 2010, putting the achievement of existing and future global education goals at risk. With 250 … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Post-2015 development framework | 3 Comments