Category Archives: Out-of-school children

The world will not reach new education targets by 2030 unless financial efforts are stepped up

New estimates by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) reveal that an annual US$22 billion external funding gap must be bridged if low and lower middle income countries are to achieve quality, universal pre-primary, primary and lower secondary … 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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Data is critical to achieving universal primary and secondary education

By Jo Bourne, Associate Director and Global Chief of Education, Programme Division, UNICEF, and Albert Motivans, Head of Education Statistics, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It is time for a dose of pragmatism: 121 million children and young adolescents are out of school … Continue reading

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2014 – a year of reflection

2014 was a year spent reflecting on past achievements in education and their implications for international policy commitments in 2015 and beyond. Our blog remained a popular online hub and the year’s most frequently read posts reflect key topics of … Continue reading

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Peshawar and the war against education

By Bushra Rahim Many children and youth in conflict zones are being injured, killed, kidnapped, recruited and traumatized. Armed conflict negatively impacts children’s access to school, and interrupts the studies of enrolled students. As we look forward to implementing a … Continue reading

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Peshawar and the human right to education

At least 132 children and 9 staff were killed this week following a Taliban attack on the Army Public School and Degree College in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The GMR team is dedicated to the notion that each and … Continue reading

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We owe all our children the benefits of quality education

By Mariam Khalique, a teacher from the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan and previous teacher of  Malala Yousafzai. There is a saying in our national language: a teacher is like an architect who builds the soul and character of … Continue reading

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