Category Archives: Literacy

Target 4.6 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on adult literacy and numeracy?

4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy While the indicator for measuring adult literacy and numeracy skills is effective, many countries have yet to adopt the … Continue reading

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Afghan police better their lives – and others’ – with literacy

Gul Rahman, a patrolman at Paktya Province prison security unit, Afghanistan, has greatly improved his ability to serve as a policeman as a result of his literacy class. He is married and the sole breadwinner for 12 family members. “Afghanistan … Continue reading

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SDG4 is a universal agenda – and that includes high income countries

“Can OECD’s data guide the world towards better education systems?” asks a blog promoting yesterday’s launch of the 2016 edition of the OECD flagship publication, Education at a Glance. The Introduction of the 2016 Education at a Glance is one … Continue reading

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In my tribe, we go to a different type of school

Blog by Mundiya Kapanga, who attended the launch of the 2016 GEM Report in London. I know that Westerners are busy and that you are always looking at your watch so I will be quick. I will only take five … Continue reading

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It’s a little bit early to celebrate International Literacy Day

We have now officially moved from talking about whether someone is ‘literate’ or not, to discussing how proficient their literacy skills are.  This is a significant step forward, which we should celebrate today – International Literacy Day. But we don’t yet … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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How to help people love learning

By Muhammad Usman, Pakistan, a 2016 PAL Network Fellow, and ASER Pakistan’s Data Analyst We listen to the same music. We watch the same movies. We eat the same food. We farm the same land. We speak the same language. … Continue reading

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