Category Archives: Sustainable development

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

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Sustainable development | 2 Comments

The limits of education’s impact on equality

By Herman van de Werfhorst and Yossi Shavit. Herman van de Werfhorst is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Yossi Shavit is the Weinberg Professor of Sociology of … Continue reading

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Addressing the challenges of measuring inequality in education

This blog introduces a new series that will look at the framing and measurement of inequalities in post-2015 education targets. The series aims to elaborate an equity perspective in the future monitoring of education by examining issues related to disability, … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Gender, Health, Literacy, Marginalization, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Improving, not over-hauling learning assessments post-2015

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group recently released its report on “Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development”. Revolutionizing education data may indeed capture our imagination, but there are less complex and arguably more effective ways to measure … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Education: Calling for your feedback on proposed indicators for a global agenda!

Join a global consultation on education indicators for a global agenda By Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Today, we are launching a new online consultation to gather your views on the proposed post-2015 global education indicators. The proposed indicators … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Governance, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Sustainable development | 5 Comments

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future             

Today marks the end of the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. It also marks the end of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. Although the focused activities framed around the ESD decade … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Environment, Equality, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Sustainable development | 1 Comment

New: Advocacy Toolkit for Teachers

Today is World Teachers Day. It is a day for teachers to speak their minds and describe the challenges and joys of their daily experiences in the classroom. It is also a day for policy makers to listen carefully to … Continue reading

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