Category Archives: Finance

What happens if an education system is outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be run by ‘public-private’ partnerships in a $65 million five year deal. Why this change? In February … Continue reading

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Big hopes for education, and yet more big targets at the World Humanitarian Summit

The UN Secretary-General’s Report, One Humanity: Shared Responsibility, was released yesterday for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this May. It contains calls for reform in humanitarian aid architecture that could change lives for millions if taken at their word. … Continue reading

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Books for Every Child: The Global Book Fund

Penelope Bender, Learning Team Lead, USAID’s Office of Education (@penelopebender, @USAIDEducation) Despite the education sector’s longstanding call of “Education For All,”children in many countries are not learning to read and cannot read to learn. The right to education is not … Continue reading

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Education 2030 Framework for Action: let’s get started

by Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The Education 2030 Framework for Action was adopted today in a high level meeting alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference. What is this document and what does it mean for our work over the … Continue reading

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Education cannot wait, and yet it always does

For many years now there have been calls for greater attention to education in crisis situations from a multitude of advocacy organisations and influential spokespeople. Despite this noise, although there have been some indications of progress, there have been no … Continue reading

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Will the growth of private schooling help achieve quality, universal and free education?

Last week, world leaders put their signature to 169 targets for the next 15 years. One of the education targets stands out in its scale of ambition: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality … Continue reading

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UNESCO committed to leading coordination of new education agenda

by Jordan Naidoo, Director- Education For All and International Education Coordination, UNESCO As Education 2030 –the new international education policy—takes root, countries will begin the difficult task of reviewing their education policies and systems in order to improve education and … Continue reading

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