Category Archives: Employment

PHOTO BLOG: The state of girls’ education around the world

To tie-in with the release of the Gender Summary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 published by UNESCO to mark International Women’s Day, this photo blog tells the story of the state of education for girls and young … Continue reading

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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

We will never eradicate poverty without quality education for all

As the world marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty, it is crucial to spread the message that equal access to quality education plays a key role in eradicating poverty.  Since 1990, although rates have been cut in half, 21% … Continue reading

Posted in Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Famine, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 14 Comments

Valuing teachers is about more than their salaries

By Sunny Varkey, founder and trustee of the Varkey GEMS Foundation, is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for education partnerships I am immensely proud that my parents were teachers. I recently asked my mother what she believed they had achieved by … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Learning, Quality of education, Skills, Teachers, Training | 6 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 , , , , , , , | 8 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

Our new evidence underlines education’s unique transformative power

Next week we will release new analysis showing how education transforms lives. Presented as a booklet with infographics by Information is Beautiful, the analysis will demonstrate education’s unrivalled power to boost wider development goals. In two weeks’ time, the shape … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 1 Comment

We believe education transforms lives. Do you?

With just a few weeks to go before world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly, the EFA Global Monitoring Report team is launching a new website, ‘Education Transforms’, containing infographics showing education’s pivotal role in achieving progress across … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Employment, Environment, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Reproductive health, Sustainable development, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 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

Education invisible in the G8 communiqué

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Leaders at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland this week made progress on many important issues including international trade agreements, tax systems, transparency and terrorism. It is extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Employment, Finance, Group of 8, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Uncategorized | 2 Comments