Category Archives: Democracy

Let’s celebrate education’s power to spread tolerance

On the eve of International Day for Tolerance, celebrated on November 16, we highlight evidence for education’s unique ability to boost tolerance and reduce discrimination. One of the fundamental roles that education plays is to increase tolerance. Tolerance, in turn, … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Ethnicity, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | 5 Comments

Our new evidence underlines education’s unique transformative power

Next week we will release new analysis showing how education transforms lives. Presented as a booklet with infographics by Information is Beautiful, the analysis will demonstrate education’s unrivalled power to boost wider development goals. In two weeks’ time, the shape … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 1 Comment

Education empowers people and promotes democracy

The importance of good governance to overcome inequalities in education was the focus of the 2009 EFA Global Monitoring Report. As part of our 10th anniversary countdown to the launch of the 2012 report on October 16, we are looking … Continue reading

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‘The future we want’ post-2015: Sustainable development goals

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report In his speech to the General Assembly this week, the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, presented his action agenda for the next five years. His speech highlighted many … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: One year later, a fresh start for Arab youth?

As well as sparking a wave of change across the Arab world, the Tunisian revolution exactly a year ago turned the spotlight on the widespread youth joblessness in the region. One key ingredient of the frustration and disappointment that helped … Continue reading

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Financial crisis threatens education in Swaziland

The last absolute monarch of Africa, King Mswati III of Swaziland, is refusing to sign the conditions of a loan from neighbour South Africa. (Photo: salymfayad, Creative Commons license BY-SA 2.0) Français | Español Swaziland’s financial crisis could have devastating … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize puts focus on women in conflict

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia, during a state visit to Brazil in 2010. (Photo: A. Cruz/ABr. Creative Commons License Attr. 2.5 Brazil) Français | Español The awarding of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf … Continue reading

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Education failures fan the flames in the Arab world

Français | Español | العربية By Kevin Watkins, director, Education for All Global Monitoring Report No one could have predicted that, in the space of a few months, the death by self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian struggling to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Democracy, Developing countries, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Secondary school | 15 Comments

When teachers are in the front line

Each year, World Teachers’ Day on October 5 is an opportunity to pay homage to teachers and the vital role they play in efforts to reach global education goals. This year the celebrations highlight teachers’ contribution to recovery from crises … Continue reading

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