Category Archives: Economic growth

Education for All is affordable – by 2015 and beyond

If governments and donors make concerted efforts to meet the promises they made in 2000, basic education for all could be achieved by 2015, according to analysis in a new policy paper released by the Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

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Africa’s 3 top education priorities for the next decade

By Birger Fredriksen, a senior advisor at the Results for Development Institute and former director for human development for Africa at the World Bank.  How can countries seize the opportunities and minimize the risks posed by the rapid change that … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Equity, Marginalization, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Secondary school | 7 Comments

Business leaders at the World Economic Forum must boost finance for education

As political and business leaders gather in Davos for another year’s World Economic Forum, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report has released a new policy paper  showing that contributions from corporations and private foundations combined total only $683 million … Continue reading

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Spain’s austerity measures will leave children out of school

The latest Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work, asked whether aid to education had reached its peak. Recent news from Spain suggests that the reality could be even worse – that aid to … Continue reading

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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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Education and jobs: hot topics for International Youth Day

With one in eight young people out of work, education and employment are urgent topics of discussion for this year’s International Youth Day on August 12.. Education’s crucial role in providing young people with the skills they need for solid … Continue reading

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Create jobs, yes – but give us the skills to do them

It’s good that job creation is at the top of the agenda at the G20 summit in Mexico today. But young people need the right skills to do those jobs – and now they’re demanding that world leaders finally give … Continue reading

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Africa Progress Report calls for big push on education

Urgent action is needed to tackle a “twin crisis” in access to education and the quality of teaching, according to the 2012 Africa Progress Report, Jobs, Justice and Equity: Seizing Opportunities in Times of Global Change, which was launched on … Continue reading

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Without skills, no lasting spring for Arab youth

Arab countries must provide the right skills for their large youth population if the Arab Spring is to have lasting effects, according to the 2010/2011 Arab Knowledge Report, a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme and the Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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The struggle to learn skills in the city

UNICEF’s flagship annual report, launched today, focuses on the lives of marginalized children in urban areas. The State of the World’s Children 2012 finds that children in urban environments are often denied their right to education, leaving many without the … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Gender, Governance, Literacy, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Skills, Training, Urbanization, Youth | 5 Comments