Category Archives: Democracy

South Africa: proof that language in school can be a source of grievance if not done right

The Soweto uprising is probably one of the most impactful demonstrations for language and learning rights to take place across the globe. It placed the anti-apartheid struggle on an international platform and presented a massive shift in gear for the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Democracy, Human rights, Literacy, Uncategorized, Youth | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Education increases awareness and concern for the environment

Our first blog around the COP21 taking place here in Paris where the GMR is based showed how education can help poorer communities respond and react to the impact of climate change. This blog shows that, by improving knowledge, instilling … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Legislation | 7 Comments

What would you put first? A new suit, or your nation’s education?

News has reported this morning that the new National Assembly in Nigeria is to receive $43 million in a clothing allowance, meaning that each of the legislators is receiving over $91,000. According to the latest costing estimates by the EFA … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Finance, Governance, Legislation, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 9 Comments

Hope for Nigeria

On 1 April the election took place in Nigeria for a new President. Today, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as President. This blog looks at the reasons for hope behind the priorities of the new government for education. Countering expectations, no … Continue reading

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Civil society priorities at the World Education Forum

By David Archer, Head of Programmes, ActionAid and Board member of Global Campaign for Education. This is the first in a series of blogs leading up to and reacting to the World Education Forum taking place in Incheon Korea 19-22 … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Citizenship, Democracy, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, sdgs | 6 Comments

Report cards for Education for All: 2000-2015

Which Education for All goal needs a rethink? Which calls for us to try harder? Read and share the Report cards for each of the global education goals set in Dakar taken from the GMR 2015: Education for all 2000-2015: Achievements … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Democracy, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Finance, Gender, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Report, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New GMR booklet: Sustainable development begins with education

As the General Assembly kicks off in New York, the GMR has produced a new widely-supported booklet showing that education is a catalyst for each of the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Education is positively intertwined with each of the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Climate change, Conflict, Democracy, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Reproductive health, Skills, Sustainable development | 2 Comments