Author Archives: Aaron Benavot

About Aaron Benavot

Director, Global Education Monitoring Report; Professor, School of Education, Univ at Albany-SUNY; mentor

Girls continue to draw the short straw.

Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child and are launching the Gender Summary from the GMR 2015. It shows, yet again, the extent to which girls face the greatest challenges in accessing basic education. The theme of the … Continue reading

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What kind and level of literacy will create sustainable societies?

Today is International Literacy Day, focusing on the theme of ‘Literacy and sustainable societies’. The day will pay particular attention to exploring and consolidating the synergies between literacy and each one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted at … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Quality of education, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers, Training | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Reflections as a new education era dawns

This blog marks the start of a series in the run up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September.  We have some 25 days until the new goal and targets for education from now until … Continue reading

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Currents and counter-currents at the World Education Forum

By Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The 2015 World Education Forum (WEF) took place last week at the Incheon Free Economic Zone, Republic of Korea. Set among impressive glass skyscrapers built on reclaimed land, the choice of venue was symbolic … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Global [Education] Monitoring Report has a new mandate for the next fifteen years

The mandate of our report, known since Dakar as the EFA Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR), has been formally prolonged. This mandate and our new name, the Global Education Monitoring Report, has been cemented in the Incheon Declaration adopted at … Continue reading

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GMR highlights where the proposed post-2015 education targets fall short

Today, the EFA Global Monitoring Report releases a critical review of the post-2015 education targets in the paper, Where do the proposed education targets fall short? This paper underscores the importance of formulating feasible, specific and relevant targets to ensure … Continue reading

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Addressing the challenges of measuring inequality in education

This blog introduces a new series that will look at the framing and measurement of inequalities in post-2015 education targets. The series aims to elaborate an equity perspective in the future monitoring of education by examining issues related to disability, … Continue reading

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