Category Archives: Youth

Share your views on the forthcoming 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) will review how much the EFA movement has contributed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults have benefited from the right to an education that meets their basic … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all

The 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all, reveals that 40% of children are not learning the basics in reading and mathematics, over half of whom have spent four years in school. This … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers, Training, Youth | 6 Comments

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

In Pakistan, government inertia is education’s greatest enemy

Malala Yousafzai has drawn global attention to the Taliban’s attacks on education. But education in Pakistan may have an even worse enemy: the government itself. Kevin Watkins, former director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report and now director … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Governance, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized, Youth | 4 Comments

OECD report takes the pulse of education worldwide

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Which country devotes the highest proportion of its public spending to education?* And which country has the highest percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with upper secondary education?** The … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Employment, Governance, Quality of education, Secondary school, Teachers, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

What’s top of the 2012 global education news?

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The tragic shooting in Pakistan of Malala in the name of girls’ education, the rebuilding of education in South Sudan one year after independence and in Haiti two … Continue reading

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Join our #youthskillswork infographic competition

Data are key to telling us how well we are doing in progressing towards Education for All – whether countries are on track or off track, and who is getting left behind in entering school or learning once inside the … Continue reading

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From the streets of Sudan: Khalid’s story

The winner of the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report art contest, Khalid Mohamed Hammad Elkhateem, knows the importance of education. His winning artwork “In the middle of nowhere” describes how youth of today are lost in the mismatch of skills … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Youth | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

For Ghana’s young, skills are the test of progress

By Kwame Akyeampong, Senior policy analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report Ghana, which aims to become a middle income country by 2020, continues to receive praise from the international media for its impressive progress. As a Ghanaian who analyses … Continue reading

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Literacy: Let’s listen to what adults want to learn

By Anna Robinson-Pant, Professor of Education, University of East Anglia The fourth Education for All goal is to halve adult illiteracy between 2000 and 2015. How is the world faring? To mark International Literacy Day on September 8, we asked … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Quality of education, Skills, Teachers, technology, Training, Youth | 6 Comments