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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

The Illusion and Reality of Global Participation in Influencing Post-2015 Education Targets

Written by Allison Anderson, nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education on the Brookings’ Education Plus Development blog. “I recently spoke with Baela Raza Jamil, an education leader from Pakistan, about the complexities of the process of influencing the next global development agenda (commonly known as the post-2015 agenda). Baela is the coordinator of ASER … Continue reading

Post-Muscat: On track for equity, finance and measurability in the post-2015 education goals?

Written by Pauline Rose, professor of international education at the University of Cambridge and former director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report on the World Education blog. It was a great pleasure to attend UNESCO’s Global Education Meeting in Muscat this week to present the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report. It was encouraging to receive feedback that … Continue reading

Education and the Battle against Informality

This post has been written by Luis Linares and Julio Prado, researchers at ASIES in Guatemala. They have recently launched a paper – Measurement of Progress of Decent Work and its Support to Achieving MDGs – part of the Southern Voice Initiative. The informal economy Significantly increasing the opportunities for decent work is essential to … Continue reading

Leaving No One Behind: Can We Scale up Quality Education in a Post-2015 World?

Written by Rebecca Winthrop, Homi Kharas and Jenny Alexander, on the Brookings blog: “The next global development agenda is currently being hotly debated in the halls of the United Nations and in countries around the world.  However, it is clear that addressing the issue of equality of opportunity will be central.  The UN secretary general’s … Continue reading

Universal Basic Education – is the post-2015 debate too complicated?

By David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser on the Norrag blog: “Am I the only one who finds the debate on post MDG /EFA education goals over complicated? Suggested ‘own goals’ abound. With the desire to ensure ‘quality’ and measurement for all and include as many sectors as possible it ends up sounding like a cacophony … Continue reading

Education For All Global Monitoring Report – Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all

The 2013/14 EFA report,  Education For All Global Monitoring Report – Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all, has been released. It provides an overview of the global situation on education, and argues for a post-2015 education goal which leaves no one behind. Read extracts from the overview below: “With the deadline for the Education … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016
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