Category Archives: Basic education

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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Let’s make sure our education pledges reach every corner of the world

What does equity in education mean? How is it related to equality? And how can we work towards both? As delegates from around the world focus this week on the place of equity in post-2015 development goals, we look at … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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PISA results show the power of better education policies

The latest findings of the triennial Programme for International Student Assessment are released today. Andreas Schleicher, who directs the OECD programme, looks at some of the recipes for success in countries that have performed well. International comparisons are never easy … Continue reading

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Holding business to account for learning outcomes – what are the risks?

With quality of education becoming recognized as a vital component of post-2015 development goals, measuring how much children are learning is high on the global agenda. The Learning Metrics Task Force recently brought together education experts to discuss how to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Equity, Ethnicity, Finance, Innovative financing, Language, Learning, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 16 Comments

Why girls’ education matters

With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. But why does it matter? This Friday is International Day of the Girl Child, where … Continue reading

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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

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