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Education post-2015

This post is written by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and originally appeared on the OECD Education Today blog. This week, UNESCO will convene the world’s educational leaders in Incheon to set the agenda for educational development … Continue reading

New proposed indicators to monitor the post-2015 education framework

This post was written by Education For All Global Monitoring Report and originally appeared on the World Education Blog The post-2015 sustainable development agenda, including the education goal, has received praise for its ambitious and universal scope. The challenge now lies in developing a solid monitoring framework, which can be used to track progress towards … Continue reading

Financing the Post-2015 education agenda – how to ensure there are enough resources to get all children in school and learning?

Written by Rob Doble, Education Adviser in Save the Children’s policy and advocacy division and Yousra Semmache Education Policy & Advocacy Assistant, Save the Children UK An ambitious new Post-2015 education agenda As the deadline for the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, it seems very unlikely that these current education goals will … Continue reading

A universal challenge: Education is the foundation for peaceful societies

Written by Amina J. Mohammed,  the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon‘s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. [The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is the largest citizen-led household based survey of the quality of education in Pakistan and other countries. It aims at improving the state of learning outcomes of children and works with citizens to foster nationwide conversation and actions … Continue reading

Bringing the data revolution to education, and education to the data revolution

Written by Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, University of Cambridge. Calls for a data revolution are putting the spotlight on the importance of more and better data as a means to hold policymakers to account for post-2015 goals. In many ways, education has been at the forefront of approaches to measuring progress over the past 15 … Continue reading

Achieving Universal Primary Education: A game of give and take

Written by Pamela Chowdhury, Communications Manager at PEAS, on why achieving MDG2 ‘Universal Primary Education’ necessarily relies on investment in secondary education ahead of 2015. Earlier this year, the World Bank published the 2014 World Development Indicators. The report “provides a compilation of high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty”, … Continue reading

The challenge of inequity in education: the case of a programme to support free education in Paraguay

This post was written by Luis Ortiz, researcher at CADEP in Paraguay, a member of the Southern Voice network. This post is based on his research “Policies for an inclusive education in Paraguay and the limits of gratuity programmes to reduce inequality” part of the first ILAIPP conference. As it has been commented before, inequity is one of … Continue reading

A Critique of UNESCO’s Proposal on Education After 2015

Written by Ariel Fiszbein, director of the education program at the Dialogue, and Eduardo Vélez Bustillo, independent consultant on PREAL blog “Since the early sixties (at the conference of Addis Ababa), and with the best intentions, the international community has been setting goals to solve educational problems in developing countries. Unfortunately, and for various reasons, these … Continue reading

Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot

Written by Jeffrey Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in the Washington Post. “In the fight against extreme poverty, we face a puzzle. When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and great progress … Continue reading

Education aid gets children into school but it’s not the smartest solution

Written by David Archer, head of programme development at ActionAid on the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog.  “On Thursday, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will launch a campaign in Brussels to raise $3.5bn (£2.1bn). The replenishment event, featuring more than 600 education leaders from more than 70 countries, hopes to support low-income states with robust plans to achieve … Continue reading

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