Category Archives: Skills

How can education help us rethink what we mean by prosperity?

We need to reconceive what it means to prosper. The current prosperity enjoyed by pockets of people across the world has had a devastating impact on our natural environment and left too many people behind. Education is often held up … Continue reading

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Target 4.4 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on skills for work?

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship Global monitoring of skills for decent work is likely to prove elusive because of … 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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Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic growth in the US and elsewhere, investors may well see sub-Saharan Africa – … Continue reading

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Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together.

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend’s tragic events, a black mark has been left on us all. The impact is felt even more as … Continue reading

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The Role of the Philanthropic Sector in Achieving the Education SDG

This blog is part of a series of last minute reflections before a new education goal is set in stone. It is written by Kim Kerr, Deputy Director, Education and Learning at The MasterCard Foundation The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … 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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