Category Archives: Developing 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

Education plays a crucial role in fight against HIV and AIDS

Many adolescents living with AIDS do not receive adequate support and care – and many others are not aware of how to protect themselves from AIDS. To mark World AIDS Day, we look at how education – especially of girls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Latin America, Reproductive health, Secondary school | 2 Comments

Why we need a global education framework after 2015

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report With the 2015 deadline for the Education for All goals fast approaching, international attention is focusing on what will succeed them. It is crucial that a clear, overarching … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Developing countries, Equality, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills | 11 Comments

School meals boost education, communities and economies

To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for nutrition, as the EFA Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Famine, Health, Learning, Nutrition, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 9 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

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Employment, Environment, Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Quality of education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Employment, Health, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 8 Comments

Education gives girls dignity

Speech, by Mariam Khalique, teacher of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, at an  event in New York for the release of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report’s new analysis, Education Transforms. “Bismillah! In the name of ALLAH, the most … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

In Pakistan, government inertia is education’s greatest enemy

Malala Yousafzai has drawn global attention to the Taliban’s attacks on education. But education in Pakistan may have an even worse enemy: the government itself. Kevin Watkins, former director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report and now director … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Governance, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized, Youth | 4 Comments

Is it too much to ask for free quality education for all?

By Antonia Wulff, coordinator at Education International Education is an inalienable human right – but across the world this right is being undermined by the impacts of inequality, a lack of political commitment and inadequate investment in education. We need … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Human rights, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Secondary school, Skills, Uncategorized | 7 Comments