Category Archives: Developing countries

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

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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

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Youth is more than the theme of the day; it’s the theme of the decade

On International Youth Day, this blog looks at the continued importance of keeping the spotlight on better skills development for young people. In 2012, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report analysed the youth skills gap and reported that it … Continue reading

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Women’s education helps avert child marriage

This week, a Girl Summit is being held in London, aimed at rallying efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage within a generation. This blog looks at the vital role that education plays in helping reduce child marriages … Continue reading

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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

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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

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We must shelve our hopes for aid to education from Australia

The news that Australia’s aid budget will be cut by 10% over the next two years is worrisome for education financing. Ausaid is now closed and development has been merged into its foreign affairs and trade ministries. Combined, these two … Continue reading

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