Category Archives: Basic education

Good news: UNESCO’s Executive Board unanimously sign up to protect “Learning without Fear”

In March, for International Women’s Day, UNGEI, UNESCO and the EFA Global Monitoring Report produced a new paper showing that gender-based violence in and around schools prevents millions of children worldwide from fulfilling their academic potential and calling for urgent … Continue reading

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Report cards for Education for All: 2000-2015

Which Education for All goal needs a rethink? Which calls for us to try harder? Read and share the Report cards for each of the global education goals set in Dakar taken from the GMR 2015: Education for all 2000-2015: Achievements … Continue reading

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Was education progress faster after Dakar?

The freshly released GMR, “Education for All 2000-2015: achievements and challenges” shows that only a third of countries reached all of the measurable Education for All goals. Only half reached the most watched goal of universal primary education. While the … Continue reading

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Highlights from the launch events of the GMR 2015

On the occasion of the launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015: Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges, many key dignitaries assembled on three different continents to discuss the Report’s findings and the implications for education in the … Continue reading

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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

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We must not set our sights too low for financing the SDGs

The recent draft of the outcome document for the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Conference said that, by 2025, public spending must reach US$300 per person or 10% of national income to provide an essential basket of public services, ranging … Continue reading

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Measuring gender equality in education: A challenge for the Sustainable Development agenda

By Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Joan Dejaeghere Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change, University of Minnesota. As we look to the post-2015 … Continue reading

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