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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

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


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