Category Archives: Developing countries

Children need to be taught in their mother language

In many countries, children are taught in languages they do not speak at home. As we show in the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report, that can be a potent source of disadvantage. Children need a chance to learn in their … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Language, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Teachers | 6 Comments

Join our #TeacherTuesday campaign

Around the world, teachers work in conflict zones and urban slums, and in multigrade and multilingual classrooms that are often overcrowded. They experience the joy of seeing children learn and the frustration of trying to cope without the materials they … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Language, Latin America, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Let’s clarify the definition of aid to education so that it benefits the poorest

What is aid? Most people would agree with the dictionary that says aid is “material help given by one country to another” – and would expect aid to go to those most in need. But almost a fifth of what … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Finance, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Farewell, thank you and hopes for the future from the EFA GMR Director

The scale of the global learning crisis, the need to support teachers to address this, and the importance of putting equality at the heart of post-2015 education goals – vital messages from the 2013/4 Education for All Monitoring Report – … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers, Training, Youth | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers | 7 Comments

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 | 3 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