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DFID announces continued support to the GEM Report and the UIS

By Sarah Hennell, Department for International Development (DFID), UK The UK is leading the call for 12 years of quality education for all girls and boys.  But is it possible to measure the quality of education for all children? Is … Continue reading

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Donors should dedicate 10% of their aid to education

This week, the International Development Committee of the UK parliament recommended in a letter to the country’s Department for International Development (DFID) that it dedicate 10% of its development aid to education. The letter submitted referenced our latest 2016 Report … Continue reading

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City leaders can employ education for more than just growing their economy

One area where education doesn’t have to make its case is in its power to foster economic growth in urban areas. Cities can attract human capital and foreign direct investment by positioning themselves as global hubs for higher education, skills, … Continue reading

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“The SDGs are a manifesto for transformation, and we have a big learning job ahead of us”

“The SDGs are our collective plan for the future of the world’s people and its planet. There is no other plan. And there’s no spare planet.” David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda said last week. “The SDGs are … 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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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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“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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