Category Archives: Poverty

School meals boost education, communities and economies

To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for nutrition, as the EFA Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Famine, Health, Learning, Nutrition, Poverty, Refugees and displaced people | 9 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 | 8 Comments

Post 2015: The UN General Assembly has told us what, now we need to define how

The roadmap for the international development agenda after 2015 was approved yesterday at a special event at the UN General Assembly. The UN Secretary-General said that the post‐2015 framework “must be bold in ambition yet simple in design, supported by … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty | 1 Comment

Recommendations for the future of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative

In September 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, launched the Global Education First Initiative. To mark the one-year anniversary of the Initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report has been asked to prepare an independent, light touch review. … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 15 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

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

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