Category Archives: Gender

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

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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

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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

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Spotlight on Nigeria’s education crisis

Education in Nigeria is in crisis: 10.5 million children are out of school, more than in any other country, and over half of adults in the country are illiterate, a legacy of decades of poor education. In response, the United … Continue reading

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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

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Education is our weapon of choice

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, a celebration of Mandela’s work and that of his charitable organizations. Education is a key part of this message for positive change. Going to school is about more than developing skills: it is … Continue reading

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Supporting Malala’s education fight to get all girls into school

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year on her return from school, will celebrate her 16th birthday on Friday by delivering to the United … Continue reading

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UN 2013 MDG Report: despite major progress, greater efforts are needed

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The UN’s 2013 Millennium Development Goal report highlights the gains made so far in achieving the MDGs, but also describes the major challenges that remain. As the report … Continue reading

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High-Level Panel post-2015 roadmap: Close, but still some way to go

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report The just-released Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is to be commended for putting forward a clear roadmap for the way ahead. Feeding … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s elections highlight education challenges

By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report The candidates in Pakistan’s election last week frequently cited quality education as one of their top priorities and committed to increase government spending on education, for good reason. Pakistan has the world’s second-highest … Continue reading

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