Category Archives: Developed countries

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

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Equity, Gender, Governance, North America, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 4 Comments

OECD report takes the pulse of education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Which country devotes the highest proportion of its public spending to education?* And which country has the highest percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with upper secondary education?** The … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Employment, Governance, Quality of education, Secondary school, Teachers, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Finance | 3 Comments

Education after 2015: The Commonwealth perspective

Commonwealth ministers of education recently outlined their vision for education’s role in the new global goals for development, emphasizing education’s catalytic power and stressing the need for equity and quality in addition to access. By Jonathan Penson, education adviser at … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 1 Comment

Join the consultation on Teaching and Learning for Development

A learning crisis is leaving one in three primary school-aged children not achieving  basic skills, whether they are in school or not. This revelation makes the theme of the 2013 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) on Teaching and … Continue reading

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The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization

To coincide with the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team will launch a new interactive website tomorrow – the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE). In an exclusive preview for … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Marginalization, Poverty, Primary school | 13 Comments

Illiteracy in developed countries: ending the taboo

By Nicole Bella, responsible for statistics in the Education for all Global Monitoring Report team.  The fourth Education for All goal is to improve adult literacy by 50% between 2000 and 2015. Following the International Literacy Day celebrated last September … Continue reading

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Illettrisme dans les pays développés : en finir avec un tabou

Par Nicole Bella, responsable des statistiques d’éducation dans l’équipe du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’éducation pour tous Le quatrième objectif pour l’éducation pour tous est d’améliorer de 50% les niveaux d’alphabétisme des adultes entre 2000 et 2015. Dans la foulée … Continue reading

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Can the ‘German model’ bridge the skills gap elsewhere?

By Léna Krichewsky, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report What do all those experts and politicians mean when they point to the “German model” as a kind of magic recipe to solve the problem of youth unemployment by … Continue reading

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