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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

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

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

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The latest report on progress on the MDGs, the Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 has now been released by the UN “Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has … Continue reading

The challenges and rewards of measuring global learning after 2015

Written by Ray Adams of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in a series on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets on the EFA website. “In the discussion of post-2015 global education goals, there appears to be general agreement that the assessment of learning outcomes must have a place alongside ensuring equitable access to good quality … 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

Including girls in the post-2015 agenda: The role of sub-national governments

This post has been written by Khalida Ghaus, Director of the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in Pakistan who has just published her paper – Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers and Gender Sensitive Education Financing – as part of the Southern Voice Initiative. Reducing the gap between girls and boys in education is one goal that … 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: Health in the Framework of Sustainable Development: TECHNICAL REPORT FOR THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Prepared by the Thematic Group on Health for All of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – A Global Initiative for the United Nations, this … 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


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