Category Archives: Developing countries

Tanzania abolishes secondary school fees. But does anything come for free?

It is extremely good news to hear that the United Republic of Tanzania has cancelled school fees at the secondary level. This new policy aims to free families from any fees and contributions to education for 11 years of schooling. … Continue reading

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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

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Education: A powerful response to climate change

By Colin Bangay, the senior education adviser for the UK government’s Department for International Development in India; the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies. With a new World Bank report warning climate change could push more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Poverty, Rural areas, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development | 3 Comments

Education 2030 Framework for Action: let’s get started

by Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The Education 2030 Framework for Action was adopted today in a high level meeting alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference. What is this document and what does it mean for our work over the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Finance, integrated development, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Report, sdg, sdgs | 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

Posted in Africa, Aid, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, emergencies, Finance, fragile states, Literacy, Out-of-school children, refugees, syria | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Gender, Learning, parity, Post-2015 development framework, sdg, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Will the growth of private schooling help achieve quality, universal and free education?

Last week, world leaders put their signature to 169 targets for the next 15 years. One of the education targets stands out in its scale of ambition: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality … Continue reading

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