Category Archives: Millennium Development Goals

Partnerships in education

Development partnerships in education have taken many forms, including our very own EFA Global Monitoring Report. Partnerships will be even more necessary if the sustainable development agenda is to be successfully implemented. It is for this reason that the OECD … Continue reading

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What kind and level of literacy will create sustainable societies?

Today is International Literacy Day, focusing on the theme of ‘Literacy and sustainable societies’. The day will pay particular attention to exploring and consolidating the synergies between literacy and each one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted at … Continue reading

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UNESCO committed to leading coordination of new education agenda

by Jordan Naidoo, Director- Education For All and International Education Coordination, UNESCO As Education 2030 –the new international education policy—takes root, countries will begin the difficult task of reviewing their education policies and systems in order to improve education and … Continue reading

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Reflections as a new education era dawns

This blog marks the start of a series in the run up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September.  We have some 25 days until the new goal and targets for education from now until … Continue reading

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Oslo: Investing in teachers is investing in learning

  The Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which starts on Monday, is part of the global relay race to bring education back to the top of the development agenda by the end of 2015. It is taking the baton … Continue reading

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As more children have enrolled in schools in India, learning levels have declined

Since 2009-10, when India made eight years of education a fundamental right, the number of 6-14 year olds going to school has grown by over a million. Analysing data from Andhra Pradesh, Young Lives India country Director Renu Singh shows that … Continue reading

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World Education Forum declares: ‘no target met unless met for all’

By Pauline Rose, previous director of the GMR, and now Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. First published on 26 May 2015 for The Conversation UK. Looking back at the World Education Forum, which drew more than 1,500 people … Continue reading

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Currents and counter-currents at the World Education Forum

By Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The 2015 World Education Forum (WEF) took place last week at the Incheon Free Economic Zone, Republic of Korea. Set among impressive glass skyscrapers built on reclaimed land, the choice of venue was symbolic … Continue reading

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12 years “free” or “publicly funded” education? A good outcome.

This blog explains how one word – “free” –was one of the reasons it took so long for the adopted declaration from Incheon to appear online. It celebrates the official commitment in the Incheon Declaration to 12 years of free, … Continue reading

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Want proof of what’s possible in education? You’ll find it in Korea.

by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General for the OECD Last week, UNESCO and six other UN agencies convened world leaders in education in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to establish the … Continue reading

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