Category Archives: Africa

The GMR – and how it has contributed to EFA

In 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal 164 countries pledged to achieve six education goals by 2015.  Participants committed to vastly improve education opportunities for children, youth and adults. Governments and international partners pledged that no country … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Child soldiers, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Gender, Governance, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school | 4 Comments

No Girl Left Behind – Education in Africa

By Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education. On International Women’s Day, let’s remember the challenges girls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Sustainable development | 5 Comments

Engaging with EFA: Where have all the lessons gone?

This is the eighth in a series looking back to Dakar in order to draw lessons for those working on new education targets post-2015. This blog is by Cream Wright, who engaged continuously with EFA and the MDGs as a representative … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Malawi: Why it’s important children learn to read in their mother-tongue

By Helen Abadzi, Radhika Iyengar, Alia Karim and Florie Chagwira – education specialists from the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, reading levels of students are far below grade level, and Malawi is no exception. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Learning, Literacy, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 9 Comments

Financing the massive education catch-up needed in sub-Saharan Africa  

This is the seventh in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation. This blog is by Birger Fredriksen, who was a member of the World Bank’s team attending the Dakar World … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty | 9 Comments

BRICS: A new force on the international education stage

This blog by Elizabeth Fordham, Education Specialist, UNESCO, lays out the key findings of a new report looking at the changing balance of education power in the world as a result of the growing influence of the five major emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Economic growth, Employment, Finance, Latin America, Quality of education, Skills, technology | 4 Comments

Photostory: The power of education

Sustainable development begins with an education as demonstrated by the following people from around the world. Download our booklet, released yesterday to coincide with the UN General Assembly, to show how education is a catalyst for lasting development. Click on … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, Basic education, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Gender, Health, Human rights, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Nutrition, Post-secondary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers, Youth | 3 Comments