Category Archives: Innovative financing

G20 leaders need to speak out for education and skills

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goals just four years away, some questions about the future of global development efforts are … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Donors, Economic growth, Employment, Finance, Governance, Group of 20, Innovative financing, Millennium Development Goals, Skills, Training, Youth | 5 Comments

More money needed to get all children into school by 2015

A major event in Copenhagen next week could make a crucial difference for the 67 million children around the world who are still not enrolled at school. Representatives of developing country governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, civil society organizations and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Innovative financing, Out-of-school children | 13 Comments

What’s in a name? Rebranding the EFA Fast Track Initiative

Français | Español By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report While world leaders were gathering at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, an event on the sidelines signalled a change that … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Innovative financing, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children | 2 Comments

On the margins in the wealthy West

By Karen Moore, policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Français | Español The word marginalization often brings to mind those in the world’s poorest countries. But on a trip to Canada last week I was reminded of one of … Continue reading

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The problem with cash-on-delivery aid

By Paolo de Renzio, Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University Nancy Birdsall’s response on this blog to the issues raised about cash-on-delivery aid in the 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report reflect the amount of work that has gone … Continue reading

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Giving education a sporting chance

By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report You are probably wondering what a UN official is doing writing about the World Cup. So let me start with an assurance. I’m not about to offer post-match … Continue reading

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Cash on delivery: linking aid to results

By Nancy Birdsall, William D. Savedoff and Ayah Mahgoub, Center for Global Development, Washington Cash-on-delivery aid is a proposed new approach under which donors would commit to pay a specific amount for a specific measure of progress. Recent endorsements of … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Let’s find new ways of funding inclusive education

“More innovative forms of financing – at both the domestic and the international level – must be found if Education for All is to become a reality,” argues Nicholas Burnett, former Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, … 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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72 million reasons to join 1GOAL’s campaign for education

By Adrian Lovett, chair of the 1GOAL campaign committee Congratulations Kevin Watkins and UNESCO. This site will change the world. A decade or so ago when we were building the Jubilee 2000 campaign to drop the debts of the poorest … Continue reading

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