Category Archives: Marginalization

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

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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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The tangled web of conflict, climate change and education

The recent attacks on Paris have put increased urgency on the conversations to happen at the 21st Conference of Parties or COP 21 taking place over the next couple of weeks. Because, increasingly so, arguments are being built around the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Equity, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, sdgs | 6 Comments

Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together.

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend’s tragic events, a black mark has been left on us all. The impact is felt even more as … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Citizenship, Conflict, Equality, Equity, fragile states, immigration, Marginalization, refugees, school violence, sdg, sdgs, Skills, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Understanding context in Paraguay to promote gender equality

Yesterday we held a Paris launch for our new report: Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges. It was well attended by Ministers of Education from Niger, Paraguay, Morocco and Sweden, by the US Ambassador to UNESCO and the Director … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Gender, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, sdgs | 3 Comments

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

Educating migrants will be the first SDG challenge for rich countries

It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the arrival of so many hundreds of thousands of migrants* into Europe recently. According to Save the Children, this includes the highest number of child migrants seen since the end of … Continue reading

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