Category Archives: Legislation

Education increases awareness and concern for the environment

Our first blog around the COP21 taking place here in Paris where the GMR is based showed how education can help poorer communities respond and react to the impact of climate change. This blog shows that, by improving knowledge, instilling … Continue reading

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The Impossible, by Malala Yousafzai

The EFA GMR recently updated it’s costing analysis for the price of education targets from 2015-2030. The updated costing paper shows that there is an annual finance gap of $39 billion to provide pre-primary through to upper secondary education. This … Continue reading

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What would you put first? A new suit, or your nation’s education?

News has reported this morning that the new National Assembly in Nigeria is to receive $43 million in a clothing allowance, meaning that each of the legislators is receiving over $91,000. According to the latest costing estimates by the EFA … Continue reading

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Why media reports about learning assessment data make me cringe

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. With a new set of post-2015 education goals and targets on the horizon, the international community is looking to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to help collect global data … Continue reading

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Education needs to be protected by law

Français | Español Human Rights Watch has supplied further momentum to the growing movement to protect education during conflicts, by pointing out the gap between global and national legal protections. Governments should explicitly outlaw attacks on schools and curtail their … Continue reading

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Pakistan declares ‘education emergency’

Français | Español Kicking off a campaign aimed at making March “the month that Pakistan talks about only two things: education and cricket”, a government commission has painted a damning picture of the country’s education system, whose poor progress towards global … Continue reading

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India’s ground-breaking Right to Education Act

Numerous voices have risen this week to praise India’s historic Right to Education Act, which came into force on 1 April. The new law establishes the right to education of every child aged 6 to 14, and addresses India’s need … Continue reading

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