Category Archives: Equity

Out-of-school numbers on the rise as aid to education falls short of 2010 levels

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. A new paper jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Out-of-school children | 3 Comments

Oslo: Investing in teachers is investing in learning

  The Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which starts on Monday, is part of the global relay race to bring education back to the top of the development agenda by the end of 2015. It is taking the baton … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Language, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, sdgs, Secondary school, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Reaching the target of 0.7% of GNI to aid and prioritizing education would fill half of education’s finance gap

On June 25 and 26, the European Council, consisting of Heads of State of European Union members met to discuss issues relating to migration, security and defence. However, as the European Union is coming out of the financial crisis and … Continue reading

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As more children have enrolled in schools in India, learning levels have declined

Since 2009-10, when India made eight years of education a fundamental right, the number of 6-14 year olds going to school has grown by over a million. Analysing data from Andhra Pradesh, Young Lives India country Director Renu Singh shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Gender, Aid, Millennium Development Goals, Marginalization, Developed countries, Developing countries, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Arab States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Equity, Equality, Post-secondary education, Literacy, Pre-primary education, Learning, Post-2015 development framework, Adult education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adult education, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Governance, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments