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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

We need more than just a league table on learning

Written by Seamus Hegarty, previous Chair of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) on the Global Partnership for Education blog. “We are all being asked to provide feedback on how to measure post-2015 education goals and targets through a public consultation launched by UNESCO through its Institute for Statistics. The list of proposed … Continue reading

In Rural India, Asking What Helps Girls Stay in School

Written by Priya Pillai, Lead, Research Uptake and Corporate Partnerships in Karnataka Health Promotion Trust for STRIVE projects on World Bank blogs “By educating girls, we reduce poverty, improve maternal and child health, prevent HIV and AIDS, and raise living standards for everyone. Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of girls’ education, however, 37 million … 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

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Taking the SDGs from ‘main basis’ to effective vision – what’s the road map? – Following the OWG Outcome Document, ODI’s Andrew Norton, Andrews Scott, Paula Lucci and William Avis have produced a discussion paper charting some of the challenges … Continue reading

The Dakar process: Substance over politics

Written by Abhimanyu Singh, Director of UNESCO, Beijing on Education for All Global Monitoring Report’s World Education Blog.  “As we gathered in Dakar in late April of 2000, there were high expectations coupled with a general sense of disappointment about the slow progress towards the EFA goals adopted at Jomtien in 1990. The Dakar Framework for … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Asia- Pacific Regional Education Conference (APREC) Statement – This statement from the Ministers of Education, high-level government officials and representatives of civil society organizations, teachers’ organizations, United Nations (UN) agencies, development partners, and members of academia and the private sector, … Continue reading

The legacy of Jomtien and Dakar post-2015

Written by Steve Packer, Executive Chair of the Education and Development Forum (UKFIET) on Development Progress national progress in education blog. “We all have some well-founded scepticism about the impact of set-piece global conferences. At a personal level, they can be enjoyable events with inspirational moments where we strengthen personal networks and establish friendships. But … 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

Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

This post is written by Purna Kumar Shrestha, Education Research and Advocacy Adviser at VSO on the Development Progress national progress in education blog series.  “While increasing access to education for marginalised children remains a challenge for many low-income countries, I’ve seen first-hand how the neglect of educational quality has led to a global learning crisis. As … Continue reading

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