Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why Professions and Higher Education (HE) Matter for Development

By Simon McGrath. Whilst the attention of the development field has been on Rio+20 this week, I have found myself reflecting on a far less fashionable, but I believe crucial, aspect of development: the role of professions and HE in … Continue reading

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From the GMR to UNESCO to Education Results for Development

By Nicholas Burnett. My title describes my own career over the last decade, during which I have been Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO and now Managing Director for Education at … Continue reading

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Results and Value-for-Money: from Results 1.0 to Results 2.0

By Simon Maxwell. Walk into the lobby of DFID’s Headquarters in London and the focus on results is plain to see. A series of posters announces high-level outcomes: 11 million children educated, half of them girls; 10 million children less … Continue reading

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Value For Money In International Education: A New World of Results, Impacts And Outcomes?

By Ad Boeren, Kenneth King and Robert Palmer. No Money Back, No Guarantee Imagine that all development partners would only pay for results if they were delivered (Cash on Delivery) or if they requested “money back” guarantees from developing countries?  This … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 Bus: Is there Room for Education?

By Michel Carton. On June 1st, a NORRAG–UNDP workshop, hosted by IHEID in Geneva, and attended by a range of international organisations (see below), took place to discuss the place of education in the post-2015 agenda. The combination of NORRAG, … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 Agenda: What Room for Education and Skills?

By Kenneth King. This was the title of the joint NORRAG-UNDP 1st June 2012 workshop in Geneva hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. It was very well-attended by participants, including from WEF, UNRISD, WHO, IIEP, UNECA, … Continue reading

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