Category Archives: Sustainable development

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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Why have countries committed to development targets they might never reach?

It seems a strange decision for any country, let alone all, to sign up to a global commitment they know they will never reach. End Hunger? Eradicate poverty? Are these lofty goals really possible? In the next 15 years? Exactly … 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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“Youth need to be the beneficiaries and the guardians of the future”

The GEM Report will be holding the first ever digital youth launch of the 2016 GEM Report today at 2pm UCT. All are welcome. Please tune in to watch and ask questions during the digital launch from anywhere in the … 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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Promoting indigenous knowledge within the Sustainable Development Agenda

By Giorgia Magni, Education Research Consultant, and author of a background paper for the 2016 GEM Report “The preparation for the future begins with the lessons of the past”. These are the words of Tuimoce Fuluna Tikoidelaimakotu, a young member … Continue reading

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