Category Archives: Employment

Africa’s resource wealth could end illiteracy and build an educated middle class

By Caroline Kende-Robb, executive director of the Africa Progress Panel A new report from the Africa Progress Panel shows that mineral wealth could transform education in Sub-Saharan Africa, building on the findings of the 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

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Sustainable development begins with education

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report As the post-2015 goal-setting process continues, education has increasingly been discussed as not only a development goal in its own right, but also a key way of reaching other development … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Equity, Literacy, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development, Teachers, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

A post-2015 youth perspective: It’s make-or-break time for education

By Naim Keruwala I came across this picture on my Facebook timeline a couple of days ago. It captures very well the state of education in many countries, where government schools providing free education are inadequate and quality of education … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Employment, Equality, Equity, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Secondary school | 8 Comments

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

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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Investing in skills makes good business sense

Opinion Editorial by Pauline Rose, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Paris The figures in the recently published Education for All Global Monitoring Report are a sad indictment on how we continue to fail children around … 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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Beyond 2015: Continuing and complementing the GMR

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, we have invited the Report’s previous directors to share their views on progress and prospects for Education for All. By Nicholas Burnett At 10 years, the Education for All … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Employment, Equity, Gender, Governance, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education | Tagged | Leave a comment

Measuring and improving skills – the new ‘global currency’

The OECD Skills Strategy, launched this week at the OECD Forum, underlines the importance of our focus on the marginalized in the forthcoming 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, on youth, skills and work. While those who are in … Continue reading

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