Category Archives: Aid

Humanitarian aid: education’s double disadvantage

The GEM Report’s recent paper on trends of aid to education shows how education remains an under-prioritised and underfunded sector of humanitarian aid. Humanitarian aid makes up only a small share of the external financing that countries receive for education. … Continue reading

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Which way to the platform, please?

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) bi-annual meetings recently took place in Amman, Jordan. Two points stood out from the event: there is considerable excitement about the potential offered by the impending Crisis Platform for Education in Emergencies, … Continue reading

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Funding education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can the momentum be maintained during the current economic slowdown?

This blog, by Birger Fredriksen, a leading expert on the development of education in developing countries at the Results for Development Institute, shows that concerted efforts are needed to stop the economic slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa from impacting on its … Continue reading

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What happens if an education system is outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be run by ‘public-private’ partnerships in a $65 million five year deal. Why this change? In February … Continue reading

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How we could triple the availability of textbooks

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up to $3 off the price of each book. Combining this approach with … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, curriculum, Developing countries, Donors, Equity, Innovative financing, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education, sdgs, Uncategorized, united nations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Education cannot wait, and yet it always does

For many years now there have been calls for greater attention to education in crisis situations from a multitude of advocacy organisations and influential spokespeople. Despite this noise, although there have been some indications of progress, there have been no … Continue reading

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Are We Ready for the new Sustainable Development Goals?

By Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education. This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before a new education goal is set in stone.    For several years now, we in the development … Continue reading

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