Category Archives: Group of 8

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

The G8 must renew its commitment to basic education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Primary education is a fundamental building block of lives and livelihoods – and of wider development. But progress toward universal primary education has stagnated, there are still 57 … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Finance, Group of 8, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Economic growth, Employment, Group of 20, Group of 8, Skills, Training, Youth | 12 Comments

From education to the economy, malnutrition threatens Africa’s progress

By Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva Anyone who has gone without food for a couple of days knows the debilitating effects of hunger. For many of us, the experience is transient – we fail to eat during a trip or a long working … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Famine, Group of 8, Nutrition | 7 Comments

Food crisis is also an education crisis

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Hunger and malnutrition are urgent development problems, despite the fact that the world has the capacity to feed everyone. They also have devastating effects on education, robbing millions … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Famine, Finance, Governance, Group of 8, Nutrition | 1 Comment

L’aide au développement en 2009 : un verre à moitié vide ou à moitié plein ?

De nouvelles données sur l’aide au développement ont été publiées par l’OCDE mercredi, donnant pour la première fois une idée de l’impact de la crise financière sur l’aide au développement. Alors comment les choses se présentent-elles? Premièrement, de quasi bonnes … Continue reading

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Aid in 2009 : a glass half full or half empty?

By Elise Legault, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report New aid figures were released on Wednesday by the OECD, shedding for the first time some light on the impact of the financial crisis on development assistance. So how … Continue reading

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When education saves lives (2): reducing maternal mortality

By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report There are few starker indicators of global inequality than maternal mortality. Risks of death from causes associated with pregnancy in childbirth are heavily concentrated in developing countries – … Continue reading

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When learning saves lives: education and child mortality

By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Give a man a fish, as the saying goes, and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you nourish him for a lifetime. But … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Canada and the G8 ­­– an education opportunity

Two striking pieces in Canadian newspapers use the launch in Ottawa on Thursday March 25, of the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report as a springboard to consider how the Group of 8 summit in Canada in June could … Continue reading

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