Category Archives: Basic education

World Education Forum declares: ‘no target met unless met for all’

By Pauline Rose, previous director of the GMR, and now Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. First published on 26 May 2015 for The Conversation UK. Looking back at the World Education Forum, which drew more than 1,500 people … Continue reading

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Key education targets will not be reached by 2030 if recent trends continue

By Manos Antoninis and Marcos Delprato, Senior Policy Analyst and Research Office respectively, for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report. A new technical note prepared by the EFA Global Monitoring Report for the World Education Forum about the feasibility … Continue reading

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Hope for Nigeria

On 1 April the election took place in Nigeria for a new President. Today, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as President. This blog looks at the reasons for hope behind the priorities of the new government for education. Countering expectations, no … Continue reading

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Currents and counter-currents at the World Education Forum

By Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The 2015 World Education Forum (WEF) took place last week at the Incheon Free Economic Zone, Republic of Korea. Set among impressive glass skyscrapers built on reclaimed land, the choice of venue was symbolic … Continue reading

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12 years “free” or “publicly funded” education? A good outcome.

This blog explains how one word – “free” –was one of the reasons it took so long for the adopted declaration from Incheon to appear online. It celebrates the official commitment in the Incheon Declaration to 12 years of free, … Continue reading

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Want proof of what’s possible in education? You’ll find it in Korea.

by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General for the OECD Last week, UNESCO and six other UN agencies convened world leaders in education in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to establish the … Continue reading

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Education 2030: Equity and quality with a lifelong learning perspective

This blog shows how the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) helps track inequalities in education over time and across countries. It reveals a new finding from the database, released to coincide with the World Education Forum at Incheon, that … Continue reading

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