Category Archives: Economic growth

Additional pay-outs to the poorest students announced in Thailand

In late 2018, it was announced that about 600,000 students considered to be ‘very poor’ will receive an extra $24 per semester by the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), created by the government . Inequalities are a concern and a recent … Continue reading

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For Africa to achieve inclusive growth, it will need to learn how to get there

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is taking place in Durban, South Africa this week under the theme ‘Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership’.  The current prosperity enjoyed by pockets of people around the world – Africa included … Continue reading

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Sharing, learning, leading: the E-9 countries and SDG4

With the advent of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), existing education partnerships are re-assessing how best they can pool their knowledge and efforts to achieve the ambitious global goal in education (SDG4). One of those partnerships is the E-9 … Continue reading

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Why hasn’t education got a seat at the table for urban policy discussions?

For too long, education has been missing from urban policy and planning discussions. As the New Urban Agenda is finalized, those going to the Habitat III Conference should take heed of the benefits that including education, training and lifelong learning … 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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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

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The new agenda for education in Argentina (and Latin America)

This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before the new education agenda is set in stone at the UN General Assembly this week. It is written by Juan Carlos Tedesco, academic and previous Minister for Education … Continue reading

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