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Building resilience and shaping futures: the UNRWA response to the education needs of Palestine refugees from Syria

By Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, UNRWA/UNESCO Education Programme Over the past 65 years, the UNRWA/UNESCO education programme has been providing quality and equitable learning opportunities for refugees, and is currently supporting 500,000 refugees in the Middle East despite the … Continue reading

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Some donors are shifting aid to secondary education

The recent policy paper by the GEM Report containing the data on 2014 aid spending shows that, for several years, aid to education has been stuck not only at a level far below what is needed but even below levels … Continue reading

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Humanitarian aid: education’s double disadvantage

The GEM Report’s recent paper on trends of aid to education shows how education remains an under-prioritised and underfunded sector of humanitarian aid. Humanitarian aid makes up only a small share of the external financing that countries receive for education. … 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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Funding education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can the momentum be maintained during the current economic slowdown?

This blog, by Birger Fredriksen, a leading expert on the development of education in developing countries at the Results for Development Institute, shows that concerted efforts are needed to stop the economic slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa from impacting on its … Continue reading

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Last chance to join the call for the new Education Crisis Platform to be adequately and sustainably financed

By Kolleen Bouchane, Their World Around the world, emergencies and protracted crises disrupted the education of 80 million children and adolescents in 2015. Despite this, education in emergency contexts received less than 2 percent of all humanitarian funding last year. … Continue reading

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How we could triple the availability of textbooks

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up to $3 off the price of each book. Combining this approach with … Continue reading

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