Category Archives: Basic education

Wanted urgently: adequately trained teachers so all children can go to school by 2030

By Aaron Benavot, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report and Albert Motivans, head of Education Statistics at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.  A new paper jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Education for All Global … Continue reading

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New: Advocacy Toolkit for Teachers

Today is World Teachers Day. It is a day for teachers to speak their minds and describe the challenges and joys of their daily experiences in the classroom. It is also a day for policy makers to listen carefully to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Literacy, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Sustainable development, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

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

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

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The role of civil society in the Dakar World Education Forum

This is the fifth in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the EFA agenda and its implementation. This blog looks back to the World Education Conference in Dakar in 2000 from the perspective of David Archer, Head of … Continue reading

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Improving literacy for sustainable development

Today is International Literacy Day. The theme for this year is Literacy and Sustainable Development. The day will be “an opportunity to remember a simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them,” says the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Basic education, Employment, Literacy | 4 Comments