Category Archives: Africa

Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually fewer girls out of school than boys. When averaging out the gender parity … Continue reading

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Girls continue to draw the short straw.

Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child and are launching the Gender Summary from the GMR 2015. It shows, yet again, the extent to which girls face the greatest challenges in accessing basic education. The theme of the … Continue reading

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The Role of the Philanthropic Sector in Achieving the Education SDG

This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before a new education goal is set in stone. It is written by Kim Kerr, Deputy Director, Education and Learning at The MasterCard Foundation The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, integrated development, Learning, Literacy, Post-2015 development framework, private schools, private sector, sdg, sdgs, Skills, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Are We Ready for the new Sustainable Development Goals?

By Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before a new education goal is set in stone.    For several years now, we in the development … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, Innovative financing, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Achieving the 2030 Education Goal by focusing on early learning

by Michelle Neuman, Program Director, Results for Development Institute. This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before the new education agenda is set in stone.  A quarter of a century after global education leaders met in Jomtien, Thailand, and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Literacy, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What kind and level of literacy will create sustainable societies?

Today is International Literacy Day, focusing on the theme of ‘Literacy and sustainable societies’. The day will pay particular attention to exploring and consolidating the synergies between literacy and each one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted at … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers, Training | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Reflections as a new education era dawns

This blog marks the start of a series in the run up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September.  We have some 25 days until the new goal and targets for education from now until … Continue reading

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