Category Archives: Literacy

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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How we could triple the availability of textbooks

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up to $3 off the price of each book. Combining this approach with … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, curriculum, Developing countries, Donors, Equity, Innovative financing, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education, sdgs, Uncategorized, united nations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tanzania abolishes secondary school fees. But does anything come for free?

It is extremely good news to hear that the United Republic of Tanzania has cancelled school fees at the secondary level. This new policy aims to free families from any fees and contributions to education for 11 years of schooling. … 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

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Finance, integrated development, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Report, sdg, sdgs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Data Revolution for Education 2030

By Jordan Naidoo, Director of Education at UNESCO, and Sylvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is a global dream about quality education for all children, youth and adults. But this ambitious … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, parity, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs | 6 Comments

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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Are you a teacher? Join us and become an advocate for education

Posted in Learning, Literacy, pedagogy, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments