Category Archives: Literacy

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

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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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Warm words, weak outcomes:  Are we about to fail adults a second time?

By Alan Tuckett, President of the International Council for Adult Education and Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton The World Education Forum in Incheon is now behind us, and the Addis Ababa event on financing the Sustainable Development Goals ahead. … Continue reading

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Report cards for Education for All: 2000-2015

Which Education for All goal needs a rethink? Which calls for us to try harder? Read and share the Report cards for each of the global education goals set in Dakar taken from the GMR 2015: Education for all 2000-2015: Achievements … Continue reading

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Highlights from the launch events of the GMR 2015

On the occasion of the launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015: Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges, many key dignitaries assembled on three different continents to discuss the Report’s findings and the implications for education in the … Continue reading

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The GMR – and how it has contributed to EFA

In 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal 164 countries pledged to achieve six education goals by 2015.  Participants committed to vastly improve education opportunities for children, youth and adults. Governments and international partners pledged that no country … Continue reading

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No Girl Left Behind – Education in Africa

By Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education. On International Women’s Day, let’s remember the challenges girls … Continue reading

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